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Stem Cells In Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth contain a high amount of stem cells, which can be gathered after extraction and preserved in a lab and later used to develop any type of specialized cell in the body.

Stem Cell Banking with Stemodontics at Greater Connecticut Oral & Dental Implant Surgery

When medical professionals conduct clinical trials, they’re looking for potential solutions to problems that plague people every day. This is especially true in the field of regenerative medicine. Oral surgeons, especially, are able to apply solutions from this field to everyday procedures. When it comes to your child’s wisdom teeth removal, regenerative medicine has exciting potential for the stem cells stored in these teeth. Oral surgeons can harvest and bank the stem cells in these teeth, which benefits your child’s future health. Fortunately, since most extractions occur in your child’s late teens and early twenties, they are within the perfect age range for stem cell harvesting. This is especially important because wisdom teeth are typically removed to prevent future problems and placement issues, which makes these teeth ideal storage units for adult stem cells. After these cells are safely processed and stored after wisdom teeth removal is complete, they await any health-related needs in your child’s future. If your child’s future does hold a major health crises, stem cells can provide a life-saving boost as the body tries to attack chronic or terminal diseases such as diabetes, leukemia, and other forms of cancer.

When you schedule an appointment with Greater Connecticut Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, our team of dental professionals is ready to handle the process from start to finish. Our team of oral surgeons is known for creating a hospitable, welcoming experience. Harvesting stem cells is a common procedure, and pairing it with a wisdom teeth extraction makes it even easier! After you call and schedule an appointment, our team will walk you through creating a custom-built treatment plan and make sure you are well-informed and all your questions are answered Whether you’re hoping to know more about stem cell storage methods, the actual extraction process, or something else entirely, your oral surgeon is ready to guide you through the process!

Once your child’s wisdom teeth have been extracted, they will be shipped overnight to a state-of-the-art facility. Once they arrive, these teeth will be processed and banked until your child needs them. To complete this process, Greater Connecticut Oral & Dental Implant Surgery requires an initial fee to conduct the procedure. Then, you will pay a monthly storage fee. Call and schedule your child’s wisdom teeth extraction today, and ask your surgeon about banking stem cells!

What Are Stem Cells?

When it comes to solutions that may help people with chronic diseases, stem cell discoveries have transformed the medical community. Since specialized cells are difficult for the body to repair, especially when it comes to cancer, it can make the recovery process even harder. Repairing damage on the cellular level can be prohibited if there aren’t enough healthy specialized cells. This is why adult stem cells are important—they can repair most specialized solid tissue.

Adult stem cells also differentiate themselves from embryonic stem cells in this manner, too. Their purpose divides them into those categories. Embryonic stem cells are very important during pregnancy. These cells assist with the creation of the immune system, for instance, as well as all other internal organs and systems. When it comes to regenerative medicine, the focus is on adult stem cells. They can survive outside the body, in laboratories or public banks, unlike other cells. They are also highly adaptable, which makes them ideal candidates for diverse forms of cell repair. When it comes to families with a history of medical issues, these factors are crucial.

Why bank stem cells?

When wisdom teeth are banked, it’s important to make sure that their stem cell count is high. If you decide to bank your child’s stem cells now, chances are good. This is because your child’s age plays a factor. If someone is older, their stem cell count will be lower. Since your child’s stem cells can be banked early in life, their count will be significantly higher. Banking stem cells now is also important because wisdom teeth are healthy. Future tooth extractions will target cavity-ridden, unhealthy teeth. This makes them poor candidates for storage and stem cell banking.

Even if you already decided to bank your child’s umbilical cord blood, the benefits change when it comes to stem cell banking. Regenerating blood cells requires stored cord blood stem cells, not solid tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells, commonly referred to as MSCs, can transform into multiple types of specialized cells that restore solid tissue. This can provide future health insurance against major crises for your child and give you greater peace of mind.