About Tooth Stem Cells
Stem cells can divide and change into particular types of cells, which under controlled conditions, can grow into organs, bones and tissue,
or developed stem cells can work on repairing the immune system. In fact, stem cells can create replacement cells for those that are lost or damaged by injury or disease
Tooth stem cells are stem cells found in the "deciduous" or "baby" teeth of children and wisdom teeth or third molar teeth of adult. Recent studies show that baby teeth and wisdom teeth stem cells appear to have the ability to
develop into more types of body tissue than other types of stem cells. This difference opens the door to more therapeutic applications.
Stem cell therapy is emerging as a revolutionary new way to treat disease and injury, with wide-ranging medical benefits. It works by introducing stem cells
into an area where the normal cells have lost their function due to disease or damage. The stem cells then replace or repair the damaged cells and restore normal function.
If ever your child's tooth or wisdom tooth cells are needed in the future, whether to treat a disease or repair an injury, they will be available ready for use.
|Different Types of Tooth Stem Cells.
Adipocytes have successfully been used to repair damage to the heart muscle caused by severe heart attack.
There is also preliminary data to indicate they can be used to treat cardiovascular disease, spine and orthopedic conditions, congestive heart failure, Crohnís disease, and to be used in plastic surgery.
Chondrocytes and Osteoblasts
Chondrocytes and Osteoblasts have successfully been used to grow bone and cartilage suitable for transplant. They have also been used to grow intact teeth in animals.
Mesenchymal Mesenchymal stem cells have successfully been used to repair spinal cord injury and to restore feeling and
movement in paralyzed human patients. Since they can form neuronal clusters, mesenchymal stem cells also have the potential to treat
neuronal degenerative disorders such as Alzheimerís and Parkinsonís diseases, cerebral palsy, as well as a host of other disorders.
Mesenchymal stem cells have more therapeutic potential than any other type of adult stem cells.