Dental Stem Cell Banking At Dr Swarup's

In association with Stemade, Dr Swarup's Proudly brings to our patients the facility of banking Dental Stem Cells------A unique BIO-INSURANCE

In this unique venture you can store your teeth for life. Stem cells can divide and change into particular types of cells, which under controlled conditions, can grow into organs, bones and tissue, or developed stem cells can work on repairing the immune system. In fact, stem cells can create replacement cells for those that are lost or damaged by injury or disease

Tooth stem cells are stem cells found in the "deciduous" or "baby" teeth of children and wisdom teeth or third molar teeth of adult. Recent studies show that baby teeth and wisdom teeth stem cells appear to have the ability to develop into more types of body tissue than other types of stem cells. This difference opens the door to more therapeutic applications.

Stem cell therapy is emerging as a revolutionary new way to treat disease and injury, with wide-ranging medical benefits. It works by introducing stem cells into an area where the normal cells have lost their function due to disease or damage. The stem cells then replace or repair the damaged cells and restore normal function. If ever your child's tooth or wisdom tooth cells are needed in the future, whether to treat a disease or repair an injury, they will be available ready for use.

Different Types of Tooth Stem Cells.

Adipocytes have successfully been used to repair damage to the heart muscle caused by severe heart attack. There is also preliminary data to indicate they can be used to treat cardiovascular disease, spine and orthopedic conditions, congestive heart failure, Crohn’s disease, and to be used in plastic surgery.

Chondrocytes and Osteoblasts
Chondrocytes and Osteoblasts have successfully been used to grow bone and cartilage suitable for transplant. They have also been used to grow intact teeth in animals.

Mesenchymal Mesenchymal stem cells have successfully been used to repair spinal cord injury and to restore feeling and movement in paralyzed human patients. Since they can form neuronal clusters, mesenchymal stem cells also have the potential to treat neuronal degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cerebral palsy, as well as a host of other disorders.

Mesenchymal stem cells have more therapeutic potential than any other type of adult stem cells.

The Process

Our three step process is simple, effective and non-invasive:

Step 1: Tooth Collection
We extract your child's tooth with utmost care and place it in the storage container along with frozen gel packs.  The kit is then ready for delivery to our lab.

Step 2: Stem Cell Isolation
In the lab the current health and viability of these cells is determined.

Step 3: Tooth Cell Storage
Then they are cryopreserved for your future use.

The cells are preserved in liquid nitrogen vapour at a temperature of less than -150c. This preserves the cells and maintains their potential potency.

The first 48 hours after the tooth is out of the mouth are critical. The tooth must be prepared, packaged and shipped and received at laboratory during this time to maximize a successful isolation.

The most important contribution you can make to the success of this process is to be prepared in advance for the next time your child's tooth or your wisdom tooth becomes loose. Potential Clinical Applications of Stem Cell Therapy

Medicine continues to move rapidly towards personalised treatment for a host of diseases, and stem cell therapy is one way to shift the move into high gear. Stem cell therapy treats diseases by replacing dysfunctional or diseased cells with healthy, functioning ones.

In fact stem cell research is the most promising path to curing many severe diseases and disabling medical conditions that would otherwise remain untreatable.

Stem cell therapy has been used successfully over 700 times in the U.S. over the last 10 years and it has been used many more times in other countries around the world. It is believed that stem cell therapy may eventually offer remedies for such conditions as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, juvenile diabetes, spinal cord injury, MS, ALS, and certain forms of cancer and heart disease. Cell therapy is also being used in experiments to graft new skin cells to treat serious burn victims, and to grow new corneas for the sight-impaired.

For stem cell therapy to work however, it is imperative that the source of the stem cells be compatible with the recipient. To avoid the rejection of transplanted tissues it is best to use the patient's own cells for these treatments. This is called an autologous transplant. General cell banking or transferring cells between close relatives does not have nearly as high an acceptance rate as the use of personal (autologous) cells.

There are many types of stem cell therapy and it is becoming a common treatment for some conditions. Stem cell therapy has been accepted as the effective treatments for many blood diseases, certain types of cancers and several other diseases in the U.S. over the last 10 years and it has been used much more frequently in other countries around the world. It is believed that stem cell therapy may eventually offer remedies for brain diseases such as stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, autoimmune diseases, MS, ALS, osteoarthritis , degenerative diseases, and certain forms of cancer and heart disease.

Researchers have found the pulp of some children's primary teeth and wisdom teeth to contain chondrocytes, osteoblasts, adipocytes, and mesenchymal stem cells. All of these cell types hold enormous potential for the therapeutic treatment of new diseases currently not on the list shown above. Some of the potential applications of this material would be to treat; neuronal degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrigs Disease); chronic heart conditions such as congestive heart failure and chronic ischemic heart disease; periodontal disease and to grow replacement teeth and bone. One of the most important potential applications using this material is for the treatment of paralysis due to spinal cord injury which has already been done using mesenchymal stem cells from other sources. The application of stem cell therapy to these diseases is currently being pursued by many of the brightest minds at the best institutions around the world and it is our belief that these treatments are on the horizon.

Storing these cells for yourself and your child is an excellent way to ensure your and your child's future biological needs can be met. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity and store your and your child's cells today.