Stem cells and your teeth

November 27, 2015

What better gift can you give your child than the ability to fight disease in the future?

 

 At Chatham Street Dental Care we pride ourselves on our ability to provide our patients with treatment that compares to any available in the world. That’s why we are delighted to tell you about stem cells and what they can mean for you and your family.

Stem cells are within each of us. They are the raw material required for a cell to do its job. The kind of job our body asks them to do depends upon what they are needed for, and so these stem cells can become almost any part of your body, be that a part of your nervous system, a liver, a kidney, even a tooth.

Stem cell therapy can be used to treat a multitude of diseases from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to spinal cord damage and heart disease. With careful collection, storage and culturing, you can have a ‘bank’ of your own stem cells to use in the future if you should ever need it. 

It has been shown that the pulp tissue inside teeth, especially adult teeth, is a good source of these stem cells. If your child is going through orthodontic treatment and requires the removal of some teeth to make room, these can be sent for storage. If you have a tooth with some decay and choose to remove it this too can be used. It’s a simple as that.

The amount of stem cells your teeth contain begins to reduce after about the age of 40, therefore orthodontic extractions are an ideal source of these invaluable cells that could change your health in future.

Why not speak to us in Chatham Street Dental Care and talk to Dr. Murphy or Dr. O’ Hagan and let us show you how we can help you take care for both your teeth and your body.

 

 

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