A man in Texas has survived a procedure that could have saved his patient.
Dr. Michael Muhlbach, the director of the Baylor College of Dentistry in Houston, was driving around Dallas with his family when he spotted a patient who had a fever.
The man’s mother had gone to the hospital with her son, but the doctor was worried about him.
Muhlach said he told the man, “I’m sorry you’re in such a bad condition.
I have a patient that needs to be stabilized.”
The man said, “No, I can’t do it.”
Muhbich was so moved by the man’s story, he asked if the doctor could do a dental procedure to stabilize the man.
He told the patient, “This is not going to work.
We need to do this.”
Muhbach says he had a good feeling when the man said yes.
He put the patient in a recliner, covered him with a sheet and began administering a procedure called a minimally invasive root canal.
The procedure was a simple one.
Muhbach used a knife to cut open the man and removed his teeth.
Mihbach’s patient, however, had an open mouth and was still breathing.
Mohbach said he couldn’t save him.
“You don’t know how much damage you’re doing,” Muhhbach said.
The patient was airlifted to the University of Houston Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
He was identified as Michael Anthony Hickey, 40.
Hickey, who worked as a security guard at the local Walmart, had been in the emergency room for about 10 minutes when he saw Muhmich.
MOHbich told him he was “shocked and appalled.”
He also told him that he would never forget him.
“The last time I saw him was in a different hospital,” Mihbich said.
“And he was the first one I saw.
He just didn’t know what to do.
He’s gone from being a regular guy to being a heroic hero.”
Mihlbach says that when he called Muhs for his opinion, he was shocked to learn that he was a celebrity.
Mhbich says he was able to reach out to the medical community, and the medical profession, to help him make the right decision.
Mihbach is a regular in the community.
He started in dental school as a dental assistant, and now he is the director at Baylor College.
He says he is looking forward to doing more surgeries in the future.