Stem Cells From Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are not necessary for oral function, but they contain valuable stem cells that are worth saving. Stem cells from wisdom teeth can potentially be used in many therapeutic applications and by having them saved following wisdom tooth extraction, you are making an investment in your future health.
At Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we proudly offer stem cell banking services to patients of all ages who have their wisdom teeth removed. During your consultation, Dr. Salin, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Semanoff, or Dr. Nack will talk with you about stem cell banking and the benefits of storing your stem cells. To schedule an appointment and learn more about stem cells from wisdom teeth, contact us today.
Why Bank Stem Cells From Wisdom Teeth?
Other adult teeth may require extraction due to damage or decay, but wisdom teeth are removed because there is not enough room for them, even though they are strong, healthy teeth. After wisdom teeth are extracted, they are often discarded as medical waste, essentially throwing away the valuable stem cells inside of them.
Benefits of Banking Stem Cells From Teeth
- Dental stem cells can be harvested from healthy adult teeth once they are extracted, including wisdom teeth.
- Other methods of harvesting stem cells require a surgical procedure to access the cells, but no additional procedure is required to harvest cells from extracted teeth.
- Choosing to bank your or your child’s stem cells from wisdom teeth is an investment in the future and can be potentially life-saving.
Potential Uses of Dental Stem Cells
After dental stem cells are cryopreserved, they are viable for many decades. Stem cells show promise for many therapeutic purposes and have been used to treat diseases and heal injuries. The reason why stem cells are so valuable is because they can differentiate into different types of cells. While blood cells can differentiate into blood cells, bone cells into bone cells, and so forth, stem cells can grow into specialized cells used to heal blood, bone, muscle, nerves, skin, cartilage, and other tissues.
Because of their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells are a leader in regenerative medicine and provide the possibility of treating systemic diseases and injuries using a patient’s own cells. Stem cell therapy has been used to treat conditions such as liver disease, metabolic disorders, and anemia, and can potentially be used to address:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Heart disease
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Crohn’s Disease
- And more!
Stem Cell Banking in Feasterville, Newtown, and Jenkintown, PA
Stem cells are a powerful resource and we are thrilled to offer this potentially life-saving treatment to our patients. Learn more about stem cell banking and wisdom teeth removal by contacting Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants today. We offer stem cell banking from wisdom teeth at our offices in Feasterville, Newtown, and Jenkintown, PA.
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