We here at Optimum Oral Surgery Group utilize state-of-the-art technology
and cutting-edge techniques, including stem cell
recovery and cryopreservation, to provide our patients with supreme care. Stem cell recovery is a relatively-new medical and dental therapy that is slowly revolutionizing numerous treatments. The following information is designed to help you better understand stem cells, their benefits, and their place in dentistry.
Stem Cells in the Teeth
Stem cells can actually be harvested from most tissues in the body, including teeth. In fact, teeth are considered one of the more accessible and valuable sources of stem cells today. Stem cells within the teeth even self-replicate, making them more abundant that other areas of the body, where they are usually few in number and hard to identify.
Thanks to new research and advancements in technology, we can now offer you the chance to save stems cells in your teeth for future use. Before we understood the benefits of stem cell recovery, these cells were frequently and unknowingly discarded during tooth extractions
. An extraction is actually one of the best opportunities to harvest some of the most powerful stem cells in the body!
What Are the Benefits of Stem Cell Recovery?
Stem cells have been proven to drive tissue regeneration and reproduce special cells types. In other words, stem cells can heal skin, cartilage, muscles, nerves, and bone, making them a viable treatment for a wide variety of issues. Stem cell recovery in the teeth is particularly advantageous due to accessibility, convenience, affordability, and effectiveness.
The stem cells in your teeth are particularly accessible and convenient because extractions are very common. Other acquisition methods include harvesting cells from the peripheral blood, cord blood, and bone marrow. Compared to stem cell tooth recovery, these types of procedures tend to be invasive, difficult, costly, and lengthy.
Should I Cryopreserve Your Own Stem Cells?
Once harvested, you do not need to use your stem cells immediately as long as you cryopreserve them. Cryopreserving can ensure you and your family have access to your stem cells for years to come.
Cryopreservation is also beneficial because future treatments involving stem cells show immense potential. The most promising potential treatments are those that address cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, bone disease, severe nerve or brain damage, and systemic illnesses like diabetes.
Am I a Good Candidate for Stem Cell Recovery and Cryopreservation?
Most patients undergoing an extraction should be able to qualify for stem cell recovery and cryopreservation. The most common teeth used for stem cell recovery include wisdom teeth
, primary (baby) teeth, and healthy permanent teeth that need extraction.
All extracted teeth with healthy tooth pulp should contain stem cells, regardless of your age. However, research has indicate that younger stems cells may be more powerful, effective, and beneficial. Patients, young or old, with a family history of degenerative disease may benefit most from stem cell recovery.
Should I Bank Stem Cells From Multiple Teeth?
The simple answer: yes. Having a bank can help you or a family member fight a variety of future diseases, which may require different amounts of stem cells for effective results. If we are extracting multiple teeth, recovering stem cells is a safe bet with no real downsides, only potential benefits.
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If you would like to learn more about stem cell recovery, our practice is here to help! Call (856) 437-4432 to schedule your initial consultation today!