As time passes, doctors and researchers are taking big steps in uncovering the potential that stem cells have in the world of medicine. Stem cells can help you preserve your future if they can be collected at an early age. If you had the opportunity to store your stem cells to potentially save your life or the life of someone you love in the future, would you do it? Many people don’t realize that they can have their stem cells harvested from healthy adult teeth, such as wisdom teeth.
Brazos Oral & Facial Surgery has partnered with Stemodontics®, through which eligible extraction patients will have the chance to sign up for stem cell banking. The stem cell collection and storage process is simple, and you can learn more about it by watching the videos below, asking Dr. Warren at your consultation, and visiting the Stemodontics website.
What are stem cells?
Every cell in your body is constantly being replaced by cells that start out as stem cells. They are critical to life because they help the body heal from diseases and illnesses. Other types of cells can only repair other cells of the same type. Stem cells are unique and valuable because they can regenerate into any type of cell that your body needs. Many people have heard of stem cells before, but they are typically unaware that they exist in abundance inside teeth and can restore and heal skin, bones, nerves, muscles, and more.
Thanks to advances in medicine and research, clinicians are discovering new methods for stem cell collection, storage, and potential treatment. Doctors and researchers are improving the ways in which we can harness the power of stem cells and use them to encourage healing in the body. With stem cell treatment, there may be hope for illnesses, diseases, and disorders that were once believed to be untreatable.
Why bank stem cells?
It’s important to collect stem cells early in life because the cells are healthier and at an increased quantity when we are younger. The older we get, the more stem cells duplicate and the more they begin losing value. When this happens, it becomes more difficult for our body to heal or fight off disease. Banking the cells sooner maximizes their viability.
We encourage our patients to take advantage of this opportunity with Stemodontics because there are limited chances for safe and painless collection. Wisdom teeth patients are ideal candidates because third molars are often the only teeth healthy enough for stem cell collection when removed.
How do I get started?
Enrolling with Stemodontics is easy! You can complete the process at our office before your surgical appointment. Your surgeon will answer any questions you have about collection and storage, and a member of our team will assist you in the online process. Once complete, the Stemodontics state-of-the-art laboratory sends a collection kit to our practice for the upcoming procedure. Once the tooth has been removed and properly stored, the Brazos Oral & Facial Surgery team will ship it to the lab for immediate processing and storage. Using your stem cell sample is easy. All you need to do is contact Stemodontics when you are ready. We will ship your sample to your designated healthcare provider.
Secure your medical future or the medical future of your loved ones by acting today! Click here to learn more about stem cell banking services through Stemodontics and enroll today.