Stem cells offer incredible potential, and we want to help you understand the many ways in which banking stem cells is beneficial for your future. These cells can be found in large abundance in our teeth, making wisdom teeth removal a perfect opportunity for collecting them. Wisdom teeth are typically the only adult teeth to harvest stem cells from if they are healthy enough when removed.
At Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock, we have partnered with Stemodontics™ to give our patients the best chance at a healthy future. With Stemodontics, eligible patients can have their stem cells harvested from their wisdom teeth rather than having the teeth thrown away as medical waste. The helpful videos that we’ve provided below can teach you more about stem cell banking; you can also schedule a consultation at our office in Lubbock, TX, or you can visit the Stemodontics website.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells occur naturally in the body, repairing and restoring damaged tissues. Whereas specialized cells, such as muscle cells, can only duplicate into more of the same kind, stem cells can develop into any specialized cell your body needs. This ability makes them extremely unique and gives them the untapped potential to heal and restore your skin, muscles, bones, nerves, and more. Adult stem cells are also extremely sustainable — they can survive in a controlled environment outside the body and continue replicating into the type of cells your body needs for healing.
Today, doctors and researchers are harnessing these cells so they can help patients’ bodies to heal from injuries or disease. They can utilize stem cell biology to specifically address diseases and disorders that were once classified as untreatable, unlocking all sorts of potential for treatments in the medical field.
Why bank stem cells?
Advancements in stem cell research have revealed the opportunity that stem cells provide to help prevent future illness. There are limited changes to have your stem cells safely and painlessly harvested and stored. When we’re young, healthy stem cells are abundant throughout the body; however, the older we get, the lower the quantity and quality of stem cells. Banking your stem cells early, before they repeatedly duplicate and lose small bits of their value, maximizes their sustainability. This gives your body the best chance at fighting future disease or illness.
How do I get started?
It’s easy to get started with Stemodontics — all you have to do is sign up to participate at our Lubbock, TX, office before your surgical appointment. Dr. Ioppolo can answer any of your questions, including details about the collection and storage process. Once you feel informed, we can help you complete the enrollment process online. The Stemodontics state-of-the-art laboratory will send a collection kit to our office, which we will use for your upcoming treatment. After the tooth or teeth have been extracted and stored, we will ship it overnight back to the lab for processing and proper storage. All you need to do to use your stem cell sample is contact Stemodontics so that we can send your sample to your designated healthcare provider.
Secure your medical future by taking action today. Click here to learn more about stem cell banking services through Stemodontics and enroll today.