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Stem Cells Recovery
Stem cells are unique because they are the only cells in the body that can regenerate. They are the body’s natural repair and maintenance mechanisms. They heal and restore skin, bones, cartilage, muscles, nerves and other tissues when injured. As such, they are the building blocks of regenerative medicine – a field of medicine which utilizes the body’s own reparative and restorative mechanisms to treat disease, trauma and injury.
Treats A Wide Range of Diseases
As a result, amazing new medical treatments are being developed to treat a range of diseases contemporary medicine currently deems difficult or impossible to treat.
Among them are:
While stem cells can be found in most tissues of the body, they are usually buried deep, are few in number and are similar in appearance to surrounding cells. With the discovery of stem cells in teeth, an accessible, affordable and non-invasive opportunity to recover and bank stem cells is now available to families and individuals.
The tooth is nature’s “safe” for these valuable stem cells, and there is an abundance of these cells in baby teeth, wisdom teeth and permanent teeth. The stem cells contained within teeth have been observed in research studies to be among the most powerful stem cells in the human body. Stem cells from teeth replicate at a faster rate and for a longer period of time than do stem cells harvested from other tissues of the body. They are endowed with a property known as ‘plasticity’ as they are capable of differentiating into a variety of tissue types – such as bone, skin, cardiomyocytes, insulin producing pancreatic beta cells, cartilage and neurons and possess immuno-modulation properties. As such, they may be applicable to a broad range of treatments under development to address a wide range of disease, trauma and injury.
Stem cells in the human body age over time and their regenerative abilities slow down later in life. The earlier in life that your family’s stem cells are secured, the more valuable they will be when they are needed most. In addition, using one’s own stem cells for medical treatment means eliminates the risk of rejection by the body and the need for immuno-suppression drugs that weaken the immune system, both of which are negative but typical realities that come into play when tissues or cells from a donor are used to treat patients.
Stem Cell Recovery And Cryopreservation From Teeth Also Has Many Advantages:
The stem cells contained within teeth are recovered at the time of a planned procedure: Extraction of wisdom teeth, baby teeth or other healthy permanent teeth.
When compared with other methods of acquiring and preserving life saving stem cells: Peripheral blood, Bone Marrow, Cord blood etc, recovering Stem Cells from teeth is the most affordable and least invasive.
The recovery of stem cells from teeth can be performed in the doctor’s office anytime when a healthy tooth is being extracted.
Ease of Use
The recovery of stem cells from teeth does not add any additional time on to a planned procedure. Your doctor and StemSave have made it easy.
Frequently Asked Questions Qbout Stem Cell Recovery And Cryopreservation From Teeth
Why should someone recover and cryopreserve their own stem cells from teeth?
Healthy dental pulp contains stem cells that are among the most powerful stem cells in the body and replicate at a faster rate and for a longer period of time than other types of stem cells. Stem cells from teeth show great promise for future regenerative medical treatments of neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, diabetes, bone diseases and brain and nerve injuries.
Which teeth are candidates for stem cell recovery and cryopreservation?
Any extracted tooth with a healthy pulp contains stem cells. Wisdom teeth, baby teeth and other permanent teeth i.e. healthy teeth that are fractured and teeth recommended for extraction for orthodontic purposes are all candidates for stem cell recovery and cryopreservation.
At what age am I no longer eligible to recover and preserve stem cells from teeth?
Age does not seem to play a major factor as all extracted healthy teeth contain stem cells. However, stem cells age along with the individual so the younger they are the better as younger stem cells are more plentiful and more active.
How do I save my family’s stem cells?
We’ve partnered with StemSave to make banking your stem cells easy, convenient and affordable. StemSave is the only stem cell banking service approved by ASI of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons [AAOMS].
Simply enroll at www.StemSave.com and StemSave will send one of its patented transport kits to us prior to the planned procedure. At the time of the extraction, we will deposit the extracted teeth into the kit. The kit is then sealed and rushed to StemSave’s laboratories where the teeth are processed and the cells tested for viability. Upon positive viability, the cells are cryopreserved to be available for utilization in future personalized regenerative therapies