What is Dental Pulp Banking?

Stem cells are the building blocks of life, they create a direct link between your child’s good health at the time they are born and their good health in the future. Should your child face any number of a vast range of health issues in later life, stem cells may be the key to repairing and restoring their health. Dental Pulp Banking is the process of storing these cells.

The dental pulp within milk teeth contain your child’s own unique cells, meaning they are a perfect match and carry a significant probability of a match for other members of the family too. They can be held as a type of biological insurance, which one day might help to save their life should they ever contract a serious illness or medical condition.

Mesenchymal stem cells that may be present within dental pulp, could play an important part in repair and regeneration treatments for diseases such as: Arthritis, Muscular dystrophy, Neurogenerative diseases & Myocardial infarctions.

Research behind dental pulp cells and stem cells

Scientists have been studying dental pulp stem cells for nearly two decades. Many studies and over 200 clinical trials later, dental pulp stem cells show potential for regenerative therapies which could treat a range of diseases and conditions from dental related problems to nerve repair. Research shows that dental pulp stem cells share similar behavioural characteristics to mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from other tissues.

MSCs are found in many tissues throughout the body and can turn into and replicate muscle, nerve, bone, fat and cartilage cells. They also have the ability to change how the immune system behaves and therefore show potential to treat a range of immune disorders. Stem cells found in teeth may, in the future, be used to repair damage throughout the body and be used in regenerative medicine