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The First Doctor

Friday, May 30, 1997

On May 30, 1997, I began to feel a slight toothache. The pain increased on Saturday and Sunday, becoming rather unbearable over time.

On Monday, I went to see the dentist, Dr. med. Peter Dietrich. He took an x-ray, pulled the filling out and then removed the nerve from the tooth (Number 26, an upper molar).

He announced that he would have to do some root canal surgery on the tooth. I went into serious shock.

Root canal surgery! I had heard about that. It was supposed to be a prolonged and dreadful affair.

On Wednesday, only two days after removing the nerve, Dr. Dietrich proceeded to perform root canal surgery on me. He mentioned that the procedure might be "less complicated" if I agreed to pay for some extra efforts including a video x-ray during the operation -- which my health insurance wouldn't cover.

Since I didn't want any complications, I agreed.

I was still in a lot of pain and I thought that maybe after the root canal surgery, it would finally go away.

"It felt as if he stuck a hot needle through the root of the tooth deep into the jaw."

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"The Continuing Health Crisis" is an 100% true account of MOATMAI's health problems. It is intended to keep all friends and enemies informed about his current status. The Whole FAQ.

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Current Status: The root canal, it is done. The tooth is dead. And the pain? Well...

The whole mess began in June, 1997. The Whole Tooth starts here.

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