With recent advancements in medicine and research, we are just on the cusp of fully understanding the incredible potential of stem cells. Diseases that were initially thought to be untreatable may now be readdressed because of newly developed stem cell therapies. If banking stem cells could help you preserve your medical future or the future of someone you love, would you take advantage of the opportunity? Many people don’t realize that our teeth house an abundance of healthy stem cells, which makes extracted teeth an appealing option for collection. In most cases, third molars are the only teeth that are still healthy when they are removed, making wisdom teeth removal the perfect opportunity for harvesting.
We’re excited to announce that Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma has partnered with Stemodontics™. This partnership allows us to help eligible wisdom teeth patients store the stem cells from their dental pulp, which would otherwise be tossed out as medical waste. You can learn more about the process of stem cell banking by watching the helpful videos we’ve provided, visiting the Stemodontics website, or asking your doctor if stem cell banking is right for you.
What are stem cells?
The vast majority of patients have heard of stem cells but don’t completely understand their nature or their viability. Stem cells naturally occur in the body, and they are responsible for the repair and restoration of tissues. Whereas specialized cells in your body can only regenerate and repair the same kind of cells — muscle tissue cells can only duplicate into new muscle tissue cells, for example — stem cells can repair any type of cell your body needs. They hold incredible potential for medical discovery because they’re not limited to a single cell type. Stem cells can heal and restore muscles, bones, skin, nerves, and much more.
As more advancements are made in medicine and research, doctors are discovering new and better methods for harvesting stem cells without pain and storing them in a controlled environment outside the body. These advances help the stem cells remain viable and allow them to be replicated for future use. Today, doctors and researchers are harnessing the power of stem cells and applying them in a manner that helps our bodies heal from diseases and injuries once thought untreatable.
Why bank stem cells?
Banking stem cells is a valuable opportunity for preserving your medical future, especially doing so while your stem cells are still healthy. When we are young, the stem cells in our bodies are healthy and in large quantity. However, every time stem cells duplicate, they lose a bit of value, meaning that as we get older, stem cells decline in both quantity and quality. If stem cells are banked early, such as during wisdom teeth removal, it maximizes their viability for future medical treatment.
At Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to preserve their medical future by banking stem cells. There are limited opportunities for safe and painless collection, which makes wisdom teeth extractions the most appealing option for harvesting.
How do I get started?
Signing up with Stemodontics is easy! You can complete the enrollment process at our office before your surgical appointment. Your doctor will answer any questions you have about the process for collection and storage, and a member of our team will assist you in completing the online enrollment process. Once complete, the Stemodontics state-of-the-art laboratory sends a collection kit to our practice for your upcoming extraction. Once the tooth has been removed and properly stored, the Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma team will ship it to the lab for immediate processing and storage. When you’re ready to use your stem cell sample, all you need to do is contact Stemodontics. 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.