Stem Cell Banking
Invest in Your Future by Banking Stem Cells With Stemodontics®
Dr. Matthew Barefoot is a board-certified oral surgeon who is also a certified provider with Stemodontics, a leading-edge stem cell banking company that gives eligible patients the opportunity to have their stem cells harvested from their extracted wisdom teeth. Stem cell science has made incredible advances in recent years, and banked stem cells show great promise in the future treatment of disease.
Our practice stays up-to-date with modern advances in technology and stem cell banking. We use 3D CBCT scanning to locate the exact position and size of wisdom teeth. Additionally, we offer many anesthesia and sedation options for you to choose from to ensure maximum comfort.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are powerful and unique cells in the body that naturally repair and restore tissues. They are unspecialized cells, meaning they can develop into any specialized cell your body needs. This extraordinary property gives stem cells the potential to heal and restore the skin, muscles, bones, nerves, and more—in stark contrast to other cells in our body that can only replicate into their own kind. Adult stem cells, the type found inside wisdom teeth, are extremely sustainable. They can survive in a controlled environment outside the body and continue replicating into specialized cells that can be used for healing purposes. Stem cell researchers are harnessing the abilities of these cells to create treatments for diseases and disorders once thought untreatable, and there are many other applications for stem cells on the horizon, such as growing new compatible organs for transplantation from one's own cells.
Why Bank Stem Cells?
Safe and painless opportunities to bank and store stem cells are rare. Wisdom teeth extraction presents an unusually convenient chance to bank these cells right when the cells are at the peak of viability since wisdom teeth are typically extracted in the teen years. The older we get, the more our stem cells decrease in quantity and quality. Banking your stem cells at an early age maximizes the chance that they will be successful in the future when called upon to fight disease or illness.
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How Do I Get Started?
It’s easy to get started on the process of banking dental stem cells with Stemodontics: just sign up to participate before your wisdom teeth extraction appointment. Dr. Barefoot will be happy to answer any of your questions, including how we collect and mail the teeth to the state-of-the-art Stemodontics laboratory. If the day comes when you require your stem cell sample, all you need to do is contact Stemodontics, and your sample will be sent to your designated healthcare provider.