Beneath the shiny white exterior, under the sensitive dentin, flowing through deep internal canals, a rich substance called “pulp” brings nutrients to and removes waste from each of your living teeth. In the pulp, nerves and blood vessles are snuggled tightly with stem cells – those magnificent cells that hold the key to life. You’ve probably heard about stem cell research and how scientists think stem cells are the key to curing many diseases. You see, stem cells can grow new cells of the same type – whether for bone, muscle, organs, or nerve tissue.
Until now, preserving stem cells has been accomplished most commonly by extracting them from a placenta after a baby is born. The cells are stored at negative 300 degrees in case they’re ever needed. Now scientists can also estract stem cells from primary teeth (children) and wisdom teeth (teens and adults). As long as a tooth’s pulp is healthy, the dentist can extract the tooth, preserve it in a special kit, and send it to a stem cell bank for long-term preservation. In this way, useless teeth today could save your life in the future.
Dental science is advancing tremendously in our age, and Dr. Radz stays abreast of the latest developments because you deserve the best he has to offer. If you’re looking for a general, restorative, or cosmetic dentist in the Denver area, call our office today and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Radz.