Stem Cell Banking with Stemodontics®
Clinical trials have uncovered opportunities in regenerative medicine that were previously unimaginable. This is especially exciting for your child’s wisdom teeth extractions because our dental professionals can now make use of these opportunities for your child’s wisdom teeth. The stem cells stored in those teeth can now be harvested and safely stored until a future date. Usually, this procedure takes place between the ages of 17 and 25. Your child’s age works in their favor, especially when it comes to the positives of stem cell banking. Other benefits include the why behind wisdom teeth removal. They are extracted to prevent crowding and pain in your child’s future. Since this a preventive measure, these wisdom teeth are usually healthy. That makes them a wonderful option for stem cell storage. Once the harvesting and banking process is complete, your child’s future health is ensured. Whether or not your child experiences major health events in the future, stem cells are a form of future health insurance.
At Advanced Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio, our practice makes a point of offering genuine, leading-edge care for your child. Our trusted team of professionals is experienced with wisdom teeth extractions, stem cell harvesting, and the initial processing of those stem cells. When it’s time to walk you through options for your child, our goal is to provide you with all the information you need. Whether you would like to ask questions about the extraction process or know more about how these teeth will be stored, or give your child peace of mind about the procedure, our team can help.
Once the removal process is over, your child’s extracted teeth will be sent to a customized laboratory facility. After they’ve been successfully processed, their harvested stem cells will be banked. After enrolling in the Advanced Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio Stemodontics program, we require an initial processing fee. Afterward, we charge a fee for each month your child’s teeth are stored in the laboratory. Once you’re ready, schedule your child’s wisdom teeth removal today and ask about banking stem cells!
What are stem cells?
Discoveries that have revolutionized the medical community’s knowledge of regenerative medicine are reliant on adult stem cells. The human body requires highly specialized cells to function properly, and diseases often destroy these cells. Without these cells, the body struggles to repair what it has lost. Since adult stem cells can duplicate and adapt to highly specialized cells, they provide an important boost to the body’s recovery. Stem cells that were stored while the body was still in good health can be utilized to help repair most specialized forms of solid tissue.
Adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells are two separate categories. Cord blood banking requires embryonic stem cells, for instance. During pregnancy, these cells are responsible for developing the immune system, the heart, and other organs and systems. However, adult stem cells are crucial to the future of regenerative medicine. Their capacity for survival outside the body is part of the reason for this. Since they can be stored in a public bank, they differentiate themselves from other cells. Adult stem cells also adapt easily to highly specialized cells, which facilitates cell restoration and replacement. For families who have a long history of chronic and terminal diseases, the opportunity to harvest and bank stem cells is important.
Why bank stem cells?
Harvesting and banking your child’s stem cells now is important. Of course, your child will probably have other teeth removed in their adult life. However, their wisdom teeth hold the best potential for stem cell banking. Since wisdom teeth removal is preventative, the teeth are healthy and suitable for stem cell storage. Your child’s age also makes immediate action important. Since they are young, their stem cell counts are high. As your child gets older, their stem cell count will decline.
However, some parents have already banked their child’s umbilical cord blood. Adult stem cell storage still matters since it provides very different benefits. Stored cord blood stem cells are crucial to restoring blood cells. Adult stem cells restore solid tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells, usually referred to as MSCs, can adapt to highly specialized cells — something that cord blood stem cells cannot do. Stem cell banking is a perfect opportunity to give yourself peace of mind for the future.
Taking action now can make an impact on the future of your child’s health. By scheduling your child’s wisdom teeth extraction and stem cell banking, you can give them a form of health insurance against future crises. Enroll in the Stemodontics program today, and talk to our team of oral surgeons about banking stem cells!