Stem cells in dentistry – A new era on the horizon?

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    Have you ever thought that root canal treatment or tooth extraction could be a reversible procedure? Can you imagine the possibility of regenerating tooth pulp or even whole teeth? Researchers are trying to find ways to make this possible and, along with new advances in stem cell research, this is leading to rapid developments in regenerative dentistry and medicine. In the not-too-distant future, clinicians could potentially use stem cell therapy to treat caries or bone loss. But what about the source of suitable stem cells? Fortunately, there is one particular source to consider – dental pulp stem cells. The possibility of cryopreserving exfoliated deciduous teeth or extirpated pulp tissue for use in non-conservative dental procedures would be a major breakthrough. Using a patients’ own cryopreserved pulpal stem cells to regenerate dental or alveolar tissues: pulp fiction or reality?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)64-67
    Number of pages4
    JournalFaculty Dental Journal
    Issue number2
    Early online date1 Apr 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2016


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