We are just beginning to understand the incredible potential held by stem cells. Doctors and researchers worldwide are developing new therapies to address diseases we once thought untreatable, and this is just the start! If you had the opportunity to preserve your medical future or the future of a loved one with stem cells, would you take it? This question is becoming a reality as new methods for stem cell collection and storage are discovered. Our teeth hold an abundance of untapped stem cells that present an appealing option for stem cell collection and storage. For most patients, the only healthy adult teeth that an oral surgeon will extract in their lifetime is their wisdom teeth, making this the perfect opportunity for banking.
At Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we’ve partnered with Stemodontics™ to help eligible extraction patients harvest and bank their stem cells from the pulp of their teeth that would otherwise be thrown away as medical waste. To learn more about stem cell banking, please watch the helpful videos we’ve provided, visit the Stemodontics website, or ask your doctor if stem cell banking is right for you.