It is sad that Ramon (second healthy molar) had to die, too. It was found out during the procedure that Pekto (third impacted molar) is unusually larger than the average impacted wisdom tooth.
You see, according to the dentist, the biggest and the strongest molar would normally be our first molar - next would be the second molar. The third molar, normally would be the smallest. However, in the panda's case, the third impacted molar was abnormally the biggest of all his molars. That is the reason why the procedure of extracting only Pekto did not push through as originally planned.
Ramon had to go, really. He was the gambit. He was the sacrificial lamb.
The paradoxical wisdom of salvation is that someone must die so that someone can live. For there can be no forgiveness that can exist unless someone capable of forgiving pays the penalty by shedding his blood. It is sad, but that is life. Life and death co-exists in irony.
Menu for tonight? Very soft lugaw with a dash of salt. No chewing, swallow only. The panda slept the whole day, and will probably sleep the whole day again tomorrow. The healing process begins.