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Baby Teeth Stem Cells Restore Damaged Permanent Teeth

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Aug 28, 2018 3:44:00 PM

University of Pennsylvania researchers have utilized dental stem cells from baby teeth to restore injured teeth. The clinical trial involved the use of the patient’s own (autologous) stem cells to treat an injured permanent tooth. The stem cells were obtained from a healthy baby tooth [hence, posed no risk of rejection, since they were the patient’s own], expanded in the lab and implanted into the injured tooth. In follow-ups one year following the procedure, patients in the experimental group regained sensation in the previously injured tooth. The researchers also observed a significant regeneration of dentin, which is the hard part of the tooth, as well as vascularization in the pulp, which led to healthy root development and increased circulation.

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Topics: natural tooth repair, tooth regeneration, baby tooth, stem cells from teeth, baby teeth stem cells

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