Researchers in China are working in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania to improve on a previous protocol utilizing stem cells from baby teeth to restore damaged permanent teeth. After conducting a follow-up study on 30 new patients with damaged teeth, results confirmed the regeneration of pulp over the course of three years, demonstrating the safety and efficacy of the treatment.
This advanced treatment protocol further establishes the important role dental stem cells will continue to play in providing permanent solutions to previously temporary treatments. Lead researcher Songtao Shi from the University of Pennsylvania comments, “This treatment gives patients sensation back in their teeth. If you give them a warm or cold stimulation, they can feel it; they have living teeth again." The researchers point out that nearly half of all children will experience a tooth injury at some point, and these injuries previously led to discoloration and premature loss of the damaged tooth. This underscores the importance of banking stem cells from teeth, as they will be playing a key role in both future dental and medical treatments.
To learn more about stem cells, and how families can bank their own valuable stem cells by recovering the very powerful dental pulp stem cells during routine dental procedures; such as wisdom teeth extractions or the during the loss of baby teeth, visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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