With recent advancements in medicine and research, we are making headway in discovering the potential that stem cells have for medical treatments. When collected at an early age, stem cells have the best chance of preserving your future and helping save your life or the life of someone you love. It’s as easy as talking to our oral surgeon about collecting stem cells from health extracted teeth, such as wisdom teeth.
Balaci Oral and Facial Surgery has partnered with Stemodontics™, which means our eligible extraction patients will now have an opportunity to enroll in the stem cell banking process. Collecting and storing your stem cells is easy, and you can learn more about it by asking Dr. Balaci, watching the videos below, and visiting the Stemodontics website.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are vital to life because they assist the body in healing from injuries and diseases. Other types of cells can repair cells, but only those of the same time; for example, muscle tissue cells can only repair other muscle tissue cells. Stem cells are unique, however, because they can regenerate and repair any type of your cell your body needs, allowing them to heal muscles, nerves, skin, bone, and more. All the cells in your body are constantly being replaced by regenerated stem cells.
With all the latest advancements, clinicians have discovered new ways to collect stem cells and store them outside the body in a controlled environment. They have developed new ways of harnessing stem cells’ power to apply them to the body and encourage healing. Stem cell research and treatment has provided hope for diseases and disorders that were once thought to be untreatable.
Why bank stem cells?
Collecting stem cells could potentially save your life or the life of someone you love. The key is harvesting them when they were at their most valuable. When we are young, stem cells are healthy and in abundance, but as we get older, they duplicate more and more, and as a result, they decline in both quantity and quality. Wisdom teeth patients are ideal for stem cell collection because they are young, and because wisdom teeth are often the only adult teeth that are removed while still healthy.
Many people don’t realize that stem cells exist in healthy teeth, or that they can be collected safely and painlessly in the same procedure as a tooth extraction. We encourage all of our eligible patients to take advantage of this opportunity.
How do I get started?
Enrolling with Stemodontics through our office is easy! You can complete the process at your appointment, and your surgeon can answer any questions you have about collection and storage. A member of our team will also assist you in the online enrollment process. Once you are finished, the Stemodontics state-of-the-art laboratory sends a collection kit to our practice for the upcoming procedure. Once the tooth has been removed and properly stored, the Balaci Oral and Facial Surgery 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 when you are ready. 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.