Dr. Tariq Drabu Welcomes Tooth Stem Cell Treatment for Stroke Patients

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Dr. Tariq Drabu said, “Advances in medicine, dentistry and technology is making it possible to help those who have suffered from a stroke through stem cell techniques.”

Dr Tariq Drabu

Dr Tariq Drabu

This advancement may also result in treatment options for other brain disorders in the future, which is a very exciting prospect.

Dr. Tariq Drabu is a Manchester born and educated dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He was one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK and obtained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh after spending years working in busy dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Today Dr. Drabu is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Dr. Drabu also mentors and tutors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Dr. Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published in the Denistry Today website on using stem cells from teeth for stroke patients. The full article can be read here.

Dr. Tariq Drabu in Manchester said, “The University of Adelaide in Australia have determined that stem cells from teeth can be useful in stroke therapy. This is a great advancement for medicine and can make a big difference to those who have suffered from a stroke. Anyone who has a stroke has a very short window to get medical assistance and medicines needed to reduce the damage a stroke can cause to the brain.”

Dr. Tariq Drabu went on to say, “It is so exciting to see that researchers have found that dental pulp stem cells can have a positive impact in neurological studies of stroke patients. This was seen in preclinical studies conducted by the university. Dental pulp can be found in the centre of the tooth and is living tissue which is responsible for keeping the surrounding areas moist and it perceives pain.”

Dr. Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “Many patients don’t seek immediate medical treatment after experiencing a stroke. This may be due to lack of education or not being able to get to a hospital or doctor surgery. This delay can have a serious impact on the overall recovery of the patient. With this new research using stem cells from the teeth, patients that didn’t seek immediate medical help will still be able to enjoy a good recovery. The studies revealed that the stem cells taken from dental pulp must be placed as close to the brain as possible to see results. This advancement may also result in treatment options for other brain disorders in the future, which is a very exciting prospect.”

About Dr. Tariq Drabu

Dr. Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Dr. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

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