According to the latest research on stem cells, it has been discovered that these are also found within the dental pulp, during this year, research with dental stem cells as a means to combat increasingly complex conditions have advanced substantially in order to cure more and more diseases, as is the most recent case with diabetes.
Stem cells contained in the teeth, are completely different from those found in cord blood. Stem cells of the dental pulp (mesenchyme) have the potential to become tissue and are critical in the regeneration and repair of damage in the body, while stem cells from the umbilical cord (hematopoietic), have the potential to become all the types of blood cells. They are by their characteristics, indispensable in the reconstitution of the bone marrow and in the treatment of diseases of the blood.
The exact location of the mesenchyme cells is found in the dental pulp, which is the living soft tissue inside a tooth. Due to their particular characteristics, they can be used to:
- Repair or regenerate damaged heart tissue after a heart attack.
- Repair or regenerate the nervous or cerebral tissue.
- Repair or regenerate muscles.
- Repair or regenerate bones.
- Repair or regenerate cartilages
- Reparse or regenerates bone and tissue in the oral cavity.
However, the collection of stem cells from the teeth is much more effective if it is done in the earliest stages of growth, that is, in childhood, how old is the ideal place to take the children to perform this extraction? Until what maximum age is it possible to obtain them? Due to the natural aging process, the stem cells diminish with the passage of time.
The advantages of stem cell conservation are innumerable. American families are investing and taking advantage of this technology to ensure that their children will have future access to this type of cell. We know that in chronic degenerative diseases such as diabetes, compromise muscle mass and with the passage of time, patients also lose bone tissue. The danger of suffering a heart attack is also part of this pathology.