Why preserve dental stem cells?Similar to stem cells from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood, which have been used for decades to treat leukemia and other blood related diseases, stem cells from teeth have the potential to be used in a broad range of medical applications.
Doctors have already used dental stem cells to successfully regenerate dental bone and treat periodontal disease, and researchers are studying how they could help treat a number of serious diseases and conditions:
- Spinal cord injury
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Liver disease
- Cornea repair
- Parkinson's disease