Breakthroughs in stem cell technology are happening every day. How we can use stem cells is being constantly researched and improved upon. Research into stem cell treatment provides hope for various illnesses, diseases, and disorders which may not currently have a cure.
Stem cells are special human cells that have the ability to differentiate into different types of cells in the body. They can develop into muscle and brain cells, which can be used to help your body fight off illness or disease, as well as repair damaged tissues. Throughout the process of homeostasis, the amount of stem cells in our bodies decrease as we age. Stem cells are abundant in wisdom teeth, which is why it's important to harvest these cells after wisdom teeth are removed.
Banking stem cells for yourself or your child means that you have the potential to safeguard your or your loved one’s future. Although the early collection of stem cells is preferred, any healthy extracted tooth has stem cells, no matter the age. However, the older we get, the more stem cells duplicate and tend to lose value, making it more difficult to heal from illness or disease. Banking stem cells at an early age maximizes your stem cells’ viability.
Oral Surgery Services has partnered with Stemodontics™ to make banking stem cells easy and accessible for our patients. Wisdom teeth patients are ideal candidates because third molars offer a unique opportunity to extract healthy teeth full of stem cells.
It’s easy to get started with Stemodontics! When you come to our office, just say that you would like to enroll with Stemodontics before your surgical appointment. We will answer any questions that you have and help you get started with the online process.
Once Stemodontics receives your information, they will send a collection kit to our practice in advance of your procedure. Your oral surgeon will perform the procedure as planned, and then properly store the removed tooth to be shipped back to Stemodontics’ state-of-the-art laboratory. To receive your sample, just call Stemodontics — they will ship it to your designated healthcare provider.