Stem Cells in Wisdom Teeth
Living stem cells found within extracted teeth were routinely discarded every day, but now, with the knowledge from recent medical research, there is the opportunity to save these cells for future use in developing medical treatments for you and your family.
Stem cells contained within teeth are capable of replicating themselves and can be readily recovered at the time of a planned dental procedure. Dr. Neshat and his team are trained in the protocol to preserve and send extracted wisdom teeth to StemSave for cryopreservation.
Aside from being the most convenient stem cells to access, dental stem cells have significant medical benefits in the development of new medical therapies. Using one’s own stem cells for medical treatment means a much lower risk of rejection by the body and decreases the need for powerful drugs that weaken the immune system, both of which are negative but typical realities that come into play when tissues or cells from a donor are used to treat patients.
Further, the stem cells from teeth have been observed in research studies to be among the most powerful stem cells in the human body. Stem cells from teeth replicate at a faster rate and for a longer period of time than do stem cells harvested from other tissues of the body.
Stem cells in the human body age over time and their regenerative abilities slow down later in life. The earlier in life that your family’s stem cells are secured, the more valuable they will be when they are needed most.
Dr. Neshat is excited by the promise of this technology and to save the wisdom teeth of his 3 children.
The promise of medical miracles from stem cells is locked within your family teeth.
Stem cells located in the pulp of healthy teeth can be recovered easily at the time of a planned dental procedure i.e. tooth extraction.