Stem Cell Banking with Stemodontics at Avon Oral, Facial, and Dental Implant Surgery
The future of regenerative medicine is an exciting place, especially for medical professionals conducting clinical trials. A relevant result of this research affects your child’s wisdom teeth extraction. Oral surgeons have had great success with harvesting and storing adult stem cells — the kind present in wisdom teeth. Since these extractions happen relatively early in your child’s life, they can experience all the benefits. Healthy teeth are especially important when it comes to stem cell banking, and wisdom teeth are rarely affected by cavities or similar issues. Consequently, wisdom teeth are perfect storage units for adult stem cells. After these cells are successfully processed and stored, they await your child’s future health-related needs. Whether your child’s future holds good health or not, stem cells have the potential for being a life-saving development when it comes to combating chronic or terminal illnesses.
At Avon Oral, Facial, and Dental Implant Surgery, your oral surgery team is prepared to harvest your child’s stem cells. With a team of dental professionals focused on empathy and excellence, a successful extraction is ensured. After you schedule an appointment with our office, your oral surgeon can guide you through the process ahead of time. Whether your questions are about the initial extraction process, storage methods, or anything else, your oral surgeon can provide answers.
Once your child’s wisdom teeth extraction is over, the teeth will be sent to a state-of-the-art lab. After arrival, they will be safely banked in case your child needs them. Too store them, Avon Oral, Facial, and Dental Implant Surgery requires an initial processing fee, and then a fee for storage is paid monthly. Schedule your child’s wisdom teeth removal today, and talk to your oral surgeon about banking stem cells!
What are stem cells?
Transformational discoveries involving stem cells have revolutionized the medical community’s outlook on potential solutions for chronic diseases. Since most cells affected by cancer or diabetes are highly specialized, it can be difficult for the body to repair itself. Damage repair can be slowed or even halted by a lack of these healthy specialized cells. Fortunately, adult stem cells have the potential to repair most specialized solid tissue.
There are two stem cell types — embryonic stem cells, and adult stem cells. These cells are separated based on their function. Cord blood banking, for example, involves embryonic stem cells. During pregnancy, these cells help develop the immune system, kidneys, and all other internal organs. However, for the purposes of regenerative medicine, adult stem cells are the focus. Because they can survive outside the body, unlike other cells, they are an optimal choice to store in state-of-the-art lab facilities. These cells are also incredibly adaptable, so they can repair a variety of specialized cells. These factors are especially important to families who have a history of medical issues.
Why bank stem cells?
If you bank your child’s stem cells now, you have a great opportunity to ensure the stem cell count of their stored teeth is high. Even if your child has other teeth removed later in life, most future extractions will target unhealthy teeth. Most wisdom teeth don’t have this issue, which makes them great candidates for future specialized cell repair. Your child’s age also plays a factor. If your child’s stem cells aren’t banked until later in life, their stem cell count will decline.
If you already made the decision to bank your child’s umbilical cord, there are different benefits with stem cell banking. Restoring blood cells requires stored cord blood stem cells. However, restoring solid tissue involves mesenchymal stem cells, the kind stored in wisdom teeth. Since they can alter into different types of cells, they provide a form of future health insurance for your child. If your family ever has a major health crisis, you can have peace of mind.