Stem Cell Banking with Stemodontics at MOSA Oral Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery
Regenerative medicine is the future, and clinical trials have proven it. Oral surgeons especially have contributed to regenerative medicine by maximizing the benefits from extracting your child’s wisdom teeth. Since this procedure usually happens between the ages of 17 and 25, your child can experience all the benefits of stem cell banking. Wisdom teeth are usually removed to make sure your child has enough room for other teeth. Most other extractions occur when other teeth have cavities or other issues. Healthy teeth are perfect to store stem cells. Once these stem cells are banked, they can await your child’s potential needs in the future. No matter what surprises your child’s future health may hold, stem cells could help restore their health and provide peace of mind for you.
At MOSA Oral Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, your oral surgery team is well-trained and certified to undertake the process of harvesting stem cells. Caring for your family is our highest priority, and your child is in good hands. Once you set up an appointment, our team of dental professionals will walk you through the entire process. If you have any questions — whether it’s about the extraction process, collection, stem cell storage, or anything else — your oral surgeon will answer them.
After the extraction process is complete, your child’s wisdom teeth will be shipped to a lab. Once they arrive, they will be safely banked in case your child needs them. When you enroll with MOSA Oral Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, you will pay an initial processing fee and then a monthly fee to cover storage costs. When you schedule your child’s wisdom teeth extraction, ask your oral surgeon about banking stem cells!
What are stem cells?
Discoveries involving stem cells have rocked the medical community. People with chronic or terminal diseases may now have a chance at solutions. Since most cells in the body are highly individualized, it’s hard for the body to conduct repairs, once it’s been ravaged by cancer or similar diseases. Damage repair can be stunted by the number of specialized cells that are already present in the body. However, adult stem cells can replace and repair most specialized solid tissues.
Stem cells are divided into two categories. Each category is created based on the cell’s function. Many people have heard of cord blood banking, which involves embryonic stem cells. During pregnancy, these cells help development — such as the immune system, for example. Adult stem cells are the category currently revolutionizing regenerative medicine. This is because they have a much greater capacity for survival outside the body than other cells. They are also adaptable, which means they can replace a wide variety of specialized cells that have been destroyed. Adult stem cells are a prime candidate for storage in a specialized lab. This is an especially crucial service for families with a history of chronic or potentially terminal diseases.
Why bank stem cells?
Taking advantage of the opportunity to bank your child’s stem cells is important. Even though your child may very well undergo other tooth extractions later in life, wisdom teeth are the best choice. Other extractions will remove decayed, cavity-laced teeth. Most wisdom teeth are healthy and have fantastic potential in regenerative medicine. Your child’s age also matters. If you bank stem cells early, the stem cell count is higher. As your child ages, a decline in stem cell count occurs.
If you’ve already banked your child’s umbilical cord blood, there are still multiple benefits. Blood cell regeneration relies on stored cord blood stem cells. However, adult stem cells — the kind stored in wisdom teeth — are crucial to restoring solid tissue. When it comes to fighting off diseases like leukemia or diabetes, healthy stem cells are vital. Since mesenchymal stem cells — the specific type of cell stored in wisdom teeth and typically referred to as MSCs — can alter into different types of cells, they provide a form of insurance. The peace of mind you have if your child ever experiences a major health crisis is worth it.