Dental Stem Cells: Protect Your Future
Posted on: Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Most people have heard of the power of stem cells and the amazing ways that they are being used in medicine. Stem cells are used for treatment of many different diseases and conditions. While some stem cell treatments are still in the experimental stages, others are tried and true. Stem cells are being used in orthopedic medicine and oncology most frequently.
Up until recently, stem cells were harvested from bone marrow or fat in the body. While this is still a common practice, it has been discovered that the most accessible and fastest replicating stem cells are actually found in the teeth. Extracted teeth, whether they be baby teeth, permanent teeth, or wisdom teeth, have a plethora of stem cells that can be harvested and stored for future use.
The Future of Medicine
It is estimated that the first person to live to be 150 years old has already been born. As life expectancy increases and medicine advances, there is a much higher risk that your child will need some type of stem cell therapy within their lifetime. Stem cells harvested from other sources can cause rejection by the body, which is why the most recent treatments use stem cells from the patient’s own body. By saving stem cells found in teeth, you will be able to protect your child’s future and give them a valuable and safe source of stem cells for the future.
Dental Stem Cells Are Powerful
New research suggests that the stem cells found in teeth are better than stem cells pulled from bone marrow or fat. In addition to being more accessible, these stem cells can be harvested without any pain or discomfort to the patient. They are also more powerful than other stem cells. The stem cells found in teeth replicate faster than the stem cells found in bone marrow or fat deposits. This can make them more effective for medical treatments.
If you are interested in saving lost or extracted teeth for their stem cells, StemSave can help. StemSave is a company that extracts and stores stem cells from teeth for future medical use. We work with StemSave to give you this option when we extract teeth.
If you are interested in learning more about StemSave and how we work with them, contact us today or call to schedule an appointment.