Stem Cell Banking
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Thousands of wisdom teeth are extracted every day. Because these molars are unnecessary for oral function, they are considered medical waste after removal and are discarded. Within these teeth are an abundance of stem cells, which are specialized cells naturally found in the body. Stem cells can differentiate into other types of cells the body needs to heal.
Doctors and researchers are constantly trying new therapies and uses for stem cells with the help of advancing science and technology. Our practice offers the opportunity to bank stem cells with Stemodontics. After undergoing a wisdom teeth removal procedure, you can have the stem cells within these teeth stored instead of being discarded. They will be available to you if you need them at any point in the future.
We offer stem cell banking from wisdom teeth in Sonoma and Napa, CA. If you would like to learn more about this amazing opportunity and have an upcoming wisdom teeth removal procedure, contact Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants to sign up for stem cell banking prior to oral surgery.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are valuable cells naturally found within the body that can differentiate into any type of cell your body needs to heal.
Stem cells are responsible for repairing and restoring tissues throughout the body. Whereas other cells can only duplicate into new cells of the same type (such as muscle tissue cells duplicating new muscle tissue cells), stem cells are unique cells that can duplicate into any other specialized cell. Depending on what the body may need, stem cells can duplicate into cells for skin, muscle, bones, nerves, etc.
In a controlled environment, adult stem cells have been found to be extremely viable. Doctors and researchers are hard at work to discover therapeutic applications for these powerhouse cells. There is always the hope that many conditions, diseases, and disorders that exist can one day be treated successfully.
Why Bank Stem Cells?
When you have stem cells from wisdom teeth stored, you can access them at any point in the future to potentially treat disease or illness.
Clinical trials are underway for many stem cell therapies, and doctors and researchers are constantly working to uncover further therapeutic potential for these cells. Banking your own healthy, viable stem cells now may provide peace of mind in the future. Harvesting your stem cells at a healthy, younger age provides maximum potential for collection. That’s because stem cells naturally break down in quantity and quality as we age. Since wisdom teeth are usually extracted in the early to mid-teenage years, it can be a great time to think about how to preserve these cells.
Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants has partnered with Stemodontics to make it easy for patients and parents to harvest and bank the stem cells found in dental pulp. We want our patients to be informed of today’s advances and present the opportunity to bank their stem cells if they desire.
How Do I Get Started?
Getting started with Stemodontics is simple and includes signing up at our office before your surgical procedure. Once you have signed up, Stemodontics will send a collection kit to Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. Drs. Boynton or McMahon will use this kit during your procedure to store the extracted teeth and ship them back to the Stemodontics laboratory.
The teeth will be immediately processed and stored in a secure and temperature-controlled environment. To retrieve your sample at any time, just contact Stemodontics. They will ship your sample to your designated healthcare provider upon request.
Stem Cell Banking in Sonoma and Napa, CA
Stores of viable stem cells are found within healthy adult teeth, but it is often a rare opportunity for someone to have an otherwise healthy tooth extracted. Because wisdom teeth are so commonly removed, their extraction offers an ideal opportunity to bank these stem cells. By choosing to bank stem cells with Stemodontics, you can be 100% confident that you are choosing a stem cell banking service that can be counted on in your family’s time of need.
Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants is proud to partner with Stemodontics to help patients bank stem cells in Sonoma and Napa, CA. Our oral surgeons and staff care about our patients and their health. By offering this service, we are able to care for patients even after their treatment at our office has concluded.
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