• Daniel Huigens DDS

Put those extracted wisdom teeth in the bank !

3rd molars that are extracted contain stem cells. Stem cells have a specialized function in the body come from stem cells. They create a daughter cell, which can go on to become either a specialized cell- including blood, liver, and brain cells or , remain a stem cell.

Extracted wisdom teeth are placed in a solution and shipped to a tissue bank where they are frozen an stored for potential use. Physician's compare the process to when parents back their baby's umbilical cord blood.

Stem cells one day will become a renewable source or replacement cells to treat things such as heart disease, stroke and burns.