Developing wisdom teeth have many “adult” stem cells. They share some of the same characteristics as embryonic stem cells, but:
Because wisdom teeth stem cells are “adult”, the ethical, religious, and political issues associated with using “embryonic” stem cells are avoided.
Having your own “banked” stem cells is like having a back-up insurance policy. They are on hand when:
Adult stem cells are unique cells that maintain, after birth, the ability to multiply and to differentiate into other types of cells and tissues. Present in small numbers in almost all adult tissues, they heal damage caused by illness, injury and normal aging. Some adult tissues, including developing wisdom teeth, contain a large number of a special type of stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells.
Stem cells are found in immature pulp (“dental papilla”) inside developing wisdom teeth and in the soft-tissue sac (“follicle”) covering its crown. The pulps of deciduous (baby) teeth and periodontal ligament (PL) also contain stem cells but they are fewer in number. Dental stem cells are derived directly from the developmental cells, which form teeth.
Yes! Drs. Fraser and Michaels merely need to place your freshly removed wisdom teeth into vials containing a preservative solution and ship them over-night to Biodontos' FDA-certified tissue bank. Trained technicians at the tissue bank isolate the cells and perform the rest of the banking process.
Yes! Each tooth usually provides a million or more stem cells—four teeth supply 4 million or more. With modern laboratory technology, the number of stem cells can be multiplied (expanded) numerous times. The potential number of stem cells is significantly greater than the number found in banked cord-blood, for example.
Any time! Your dentist, physician or other medical specialist can request your cells whenever you have a condition that will benefit from their use. Currently, stem cells are being used to treat many medical problems and are being assessed in numerous clinical trials. More uses will be established in the coming years. Upon arrival at our tissue bank, we assess your stem cells for viability. Cells that are not viable cannot be banked. We will notify you through your surgeon. Viable stem cells are cryogenically preserved and can be banked (stored) indefinitely.
No. Banked stem cells are stored for their donor's own (autologous) use. They can only be used by someone else—for example, another family member—if you specifically authorize it and if tissue matching tests confirm they are a suitable recipient.
Stem cells regenerate and produced specialized type cells. They heal and restore skin, bones, cartilage, muscles, nerves and other tissues. Contemporary medicine currently deems many diseases untreatable, but with the help of stem cells these diseases can, in fact, be treated. Some of these diseases are:
We recommend that you discuss your desire to harvest and bank your dental stem cells with Drs. Fraser and MIchaels at your consultation appointment. They will review the entire procedure and explain the enrollment process, discuss banking fees and payment options, and provide answers to many of your questions.
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