Stem cells are an incredibly useful resource in the world of medicine. Doctors and researchers are only just beginning to discover their unlimited potential. Many people don’t realize that our healthy teeth hold an abundance of stem cells, and when removed, they present the perfect opportunity for collection. As wisdom teeth are typically the only teeth that are healthy enough when extracted to be considered viable for stem cell collection, we highly encourage you to consider stem cell banking when undergoing wisdom teeth removal.
At the practice of Christopher Daniel, DDS, MD, FACS, we strongly believe every patient deserves a chance at a healthy life and future. Rather than having wisdom teeth thrown out as medical waste, as they often are, ask us about banking your stem cells. We have partnered with Stemodontics™, which helps eligible patients bank their stem cells from their extracted teeth. You can learn more about banking stem cells by visiting the Stemodontics™ website, watching the videos below, and talking to Dr. Daniel at your appointment.
What are stem cells?
Many people have heard of stem cells but are unaware of their untapped potential for medical treatment. Stems cells occur naturally in the body to repair and restore tissues. They are truly unique because they can duplicate and develop into any type of cell your body needs. Specialized cells, such as muscle tissue cells, can only regenerate into more muscle tissue cells. Stem cells are not limited in the same way, meaning they can heal and restore your muscles, bones, nerves, skin, and more. In addition to being extremely versatile, adult stem cells are also incredibly viable. Once they have been collected from extracted teeth, they have the ability to live and keep replicating in a controlled environment outside the body. Their capacity to differentiate into the type of cells your body needs for healing and growth is what makes them so useful in the medical field.
Today, doctors and researchers can harness the power of stem cells and apply them in a manner that helps the human body heal from injuries and diseases. Illnesses that were once thought to be untreatable can now be revisited with the help of stem cell biology.
Why bank stem cells?
Nowadays, many people don’t realize the practicality of banking stem cells until it’s too late. Many people find out stem cells have the power to prevent or treat illness after they’ve already been diagnosed. With the advances in stem cell research, we encourage every extraction patient to consider the opportunity for stem cell banking. Your stem cells have the power to preserve your medical future, and we offer patients this limited chance for safe and painless collection.
As we age, the quantity and quality of stem cells decrease substantially. Every time the cells duplicate, they lose a small amount of value, which makes it hard to recover from injuries or fight off disease. We recommend early wisdom teeth removal at our practice, which also allows us to collect stem cells before they’ve had a chance to over-duplicate, maximizing their value and viability for future use.
How do I get started?
Starting the process with Stemodontics™ is simple! You can sign up before your surgical appointment at our office, and Dr. Daniel will answer all your questions about the collection and storage process and help with the online enrollment process. When it comes time for your extraction appointment, Stemodontics™ will send a collection kit from their state-of-the-art laboratory. Dr. Daniel will place the extracted tooth or teeth into the kit and overnight ship it to the lab for immediate processing and storage. In the future, when you are ready to use your stem cell sample, simply contact Stemodontics™, and they will ship your sample to your designated healthcare provider.
Take action today to secure your medical future or the medical future of your loved ones! Click here to learn more about stem cell banking services through Stemodontics™ and enroll today.