Banking your stem cells is a beneficial opportunity for your future. Our teeth house an abundance of stem cells, which is why tooth extractions are the perfect time to collect them. In most cases, the only teeth that are still healthy enough when extracted to harvest stem cells from are the wisdom teeth.
At Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery, we decided to partner with Stemodontics™ so that our patients can have the best chance at a healthy future. Stemodontics prevents patients’ teeth from being thrown out as medical waste and instead allows them to have their stem cells harvested. You can watch the informative videos below, visit the Stemodontics website, or schedule a consultation at one of our Charlotte, NC, offices, our Gastonia, NC, office, or our Fort Mill, SC, office to learn more about stem cells and the banking process,
What are stem cells?
Stem cells occur naturally inside the body, making it easy for them to repair and restore damaged tissue. Unlike specialized cells, they are not limited to only duplicating into more of the same cell; instead, they can develop into any other type of cell. They are the only cell in the body with this unique ability, making them incredibly valuable in healing and restoring your bones, muscles, nerves, skin, and more. They can be harvested because adult stem cells are so viable—they’re able to survive and continue replicating into any cell while in a controlled environment outside the body.
Stem cells are now useful in the treatment of a myriad of diseases, including some that have been previously classified as untreatable. Doctors and researchers have only just begun to unlock the potential of these incredible cells in the medical field.
Why bank stem cells?
Research shows that stem cells provide you with a unique opportunity to prevent or treat future illness. The chances to safely and painlessly harvest stem cells are limited. While stem cells are abundant during our early years, as we get older, the cells begin to decrease in both quantity and quality. Banking your stem cells after your wisdom teeth removal, when you’re young, and the cells have not yet duplicated to a point where they’ve lost their value, gives you the best chance at fighting a future illness.
How do I get started?
Getting started with Stemodontics is simple! Just sign up at one of our offices in Charlotte, NC, Gastonia, NC, or Fort Mill, SC, before your surgical appointment. Dr. Marashi and Dr. Ricciuti will answer all of your questions, explain the details of the collection and storage process, and help you complete the online enrollment process. When it’s time for your surgery, Stemodontics will send a collection kit from their state-of-the-art laboratory, and once your teeth have been extracted and stored, our office will overnight ship the kit back to the lab. When you’re ready to use your stem cell sample, you can simply contact Stemodontics, and they will send your sample to your designated healthcare provider.
Secure your medical future by taking action today. Click here to learn more about stem cell banking services through Stemodontics and enroll today.