Dental stem cell banking ,relatively new concept,is beginning to take off in India.While umbilical cord blood banking is over a decade old,dental pulp banking debuted just a year ago.
Stem cell treatment is an interventional strategy that introduces new cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury. "Recently , the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, commenced studies to show the efficacy of dental stem cells to grow into heart cells. Global studies point towards the future possibility of treating an array of diseases and injuries such as cancer, cardiac diseases, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries and muscle damage using stem cells.
Once a tooth is extracted, it is kept in a tooth collection kit and sent to the lab for cryopreserving . Children's milk teeth can be preserved.
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Stem cell treatment is an interventional strategy that introduces new cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury. Cells may hold the key to cure some of the most baffling diseases of today and of the future.
Adults, too, have an option of storing their wisdom teeth for stem cell applications.