Cells found in milk teeth and healthy adult teeth have regenerative potential and can convert themselves into an array of different types of cells. These cells are considered to be naive and it is this very characteristic which could allow them to adapt and repair cells such as joints, muscles, bone, nerves and even a damaged heart.
The centre of a tooth is a reservoir of cells. Once the tooth has been received at a cell banking laboratory the dental pulp cells are extracted from the centre of the tooth, processed and prepared for storage.
At present cells, like those found in dental pulp, are currently in clinical trial for over 300 different conditions including cerebral palsy and autism.
Whilst the richest source of cells are found within the umbilical cord, collection and storage of dental pulp offer parents a second chance to store their child’s precious cells.
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