El Jefe went for his dental cleaning as scheduled. All went well; no extractions were needed. The vet staff commented on Jeff’s excellence throughout his visit, natch.
Jeff was extremely relieved to be retrieved by Staff, and to exit the carrier at home. He then performed a slightly woozy inspection of the house and Staff as follows:
1) Walk through living room to bedroom and back, meowing randomly
2) Stop intermittently to urgently lick IV bandage
3) Jump onto couch and solicit petting
4) Jump down and resuming walking/meowing path
Apparently the bandage was a source of extreme annoyance, so Staff cut it off.
With the bandage off, Jeff settled down on the couch.
His eyes were a bit gummy, his manner a bit loopy, but his teeth have never been cleaner.