Holding on to one's stem cells now may in fact hold the key to an individual's healthy future.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 04, 2012
At the Scottsdale Center for Dental Medicine, patients now have the option to “bank” their dental stem cells. This revolutionary option will allow patients to then have those stem cells available if necessary to be used in future procedures. As potential options for stem cells present themselves in regenerative medicine, this may present an excellent protective decision for individuals or their children's health.
The age of regenerative medicine is arriving. Stem cell medicine is becoming a reality, and the option to “bank” dental stem cells now exists. The Scottsdale dentists at Scottsdale Center for dental medicine are now offering this cutting-edge option to their patients for future use in regenerative options.
Over 10 years ago, the initial discovery was made at the National Institute of Health during bone marrow research. Since then, physicians and scientists have evaluated many potential uses for stem cells. These options have included regenerating and repairing skin, organs, musculoskeletal tissue, bone, and most recently- one's teeth. As a result, there now exists the possibility for a Scottsdale dentist to extract a patient's dental stem cells and store them appropriately with the anticipation of potential using them in the future.
There are multiple debilitating diseases that have been pinpointed as options to benefit from stem cells. These include type I diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, strokes, arthritis, corneal damage, and heart attacks. Eventually, scientists may finalize methods for which a patient's stem cells may be able to alter the course of some of these disease processes. Having a stem cell supply of one's own blood may just be an excellent safeguard and to helping patients live longer healthier lives.
Dental stem cells are available from any healthy tooth making them easy and convenient for harvesting. Every individual has 20 baby teeth that they lose between ages of 7 to 12. In addition, if a person has their wisdom teeth extracted by a dentist Scottsdale AZ, the stem cells from the extra action can be saved during this collective procedure. Normally, these teeth are either disposed of or placed under the fellow for the “Tooth Fairy”.
It turns out there are plenty of stem cells inside the dental pulp with a wide range of potential dental and medical future applications. Just a few years ago dental stem cells were able to regenerate jawbone successfully along with being able to treat. Not the disease. And more recently, research showed that dental stem cells were able to create similar cells as seen in the pancreas, which were able to produce insulin and suggested the cells could potentially treat type I diabetes.
In 2008, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry officially acknowledged the potential utility of dental stem cells with proper collection and storage.
The dentists Scottsdale at the Scottsdale Center for Dental Medicine would like people to think about this safeguard option as soon as a tooth becomes loose and before it falls out. Potentially there is a broad array of important uses for stem cells in the future. Holding on to one's stem cells now may in fact hold the key to an individual's healthy future.
Interested individuals may contact this dentist in Scottsdale office at (480) 535-9998, ask for Office Manager Kimberly Miller.
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