Stem Cell Recovery
We live in a time where technological developments are being made all of the time. These developments are aimed at helping to improve the quality of medical and dental treatments you are provided with, the outcomes of procedures, and your overall quality of life. One of the most interesting developments with incredible promise is the use of stem cells harvested from your own body to regenerate tissue, organs, and even teeth. At Edward I. Jutkowitz, D.M.D., P.C. - Periodontics and Implantology, we can preserve stem cells from teeth with stem cell recovery.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are unique cells found in your body. These cells can regenerate, and they help to drive the natural healing process in your body. They aid in the restoration of skin, muscles, cartilage, nerves, and bone. Stem cells are plastic, which means that they can differentiate into different types of tissues. As a result, this means they may be able to be used to treat a wide array of different diseases and injuries.
Stem cells are few in number, and they are found deep within your body. They have, however, been discovered in the pulp of your teeth. This location provides a more accessible and available source. An abundance of stem cells can be found in baby teeth, wisdom teeth, and your permanent teeth. Because of their accessibility, they can easily be recovered during planned dental procedures such as tooth extractions.
Why Recover Stem Cells?
There are many reasons to recover stem cells from your teeth:
How Many Teeth Should Be Saved?
You can save as many teeth as you want for stem cell recovery. Different types of diseases, and the severity of these diseases require different amounts of stem cells. The more teeth that are saved means there is a greater chance that you have sufficient stem cells to treat different types of issues.
Am I a Candidate for Stem Cell Recovery?
Just about anyone is a candidate for stem cell recovery. So long as the pulp in the extracted tooth is healthy, it can be saved. Any type of tooth can be saved, whether it is a baby tooth, a wisdom tooth, or any other adult tooth. Age does not matter either. All healthy teeth contain stem cells—however, the younger the teeth, the younger the stem cells. Younger stem cells have greater regenerative potential.
With stem cell recovery, we can preserve stem cells from baby teeth and extracted teeth. Call Edward I. Jutkowitz, D.M.D., P.C. - Periodontics and Implantology today at (516) 740-1848 to learn more.
Roslyn Heights70 Glen Cove Rd, Roslyn Heights,
Phone: (516) 740-1848 ❘
Manhattan133 East 58th St, Ste 803,
Manhattan, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 355-3944 ❘