Chances are that you’ve heard about recent medical advances using stem cells and how valuable they are because they can be directed to grow into any type of cell. This quality gives stem cells the potential to be used to treat a wide variety of health issues, such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Brain injuries, Leukemia, Parkinson’s disease and cancer.
Beneficial Stem Cells in Your Teeth
What many people don’t know about these unique cells, however, is that a number of them can be found in baby, wisdom and permanent teeth. When these teeth are extracted, patients have an opportunity to stockpile their own cells.
StemSave Stem Cell Preservation
Through a service called StemSave, which is available through our office, patients can easily and conveniently preserve their teeth’s stem cells for potential use at a later time.
After removing the tooth, the stem cells are captured using StemSave’s recovery and transport kit, which continues to nourish the stem cells in the tooth. The patient’s stem cells will then be stored cryogenically in case one ever wishes to use them for some sort of therapeutic treatment in the future.
To learn more about this unique dental service, we encourage you to ask us during your next scheduled dental appointment or by calling our office at 847-685-6686.