Dental Stem Cell Banking in India and the future
Stem cell banking from Tooth pulp / Tooth pulp storage started in India between the years 2008-09, whereas Dental Stem Cell Banking started in western countries around 15 years ago. The cells that we cryopreserve from the Tooth pulp are called Mesenchymal stem cells and they have a remarkable ability to repair and regenerate all the Tissue/ Organ related degenerative conditions in the human body. There are two main reasons for the success of Tooth pulp Stem Cell Banking / Tooth Banking in India and across the globe
- All 20 milk teeth have to exfoliate from the mouth as per the child's age and if we could time it properly, Dental Stem Cell Banking can be a simple & painless process.
- Baby teeth Stem Cell Banking can be availed at a very younger age of the child (5 - 11 years) and hence the Stem Cells from Tooth are very immature and aggressive for proliferation.
Also, Tooth Banking / Baby Tooth Stem Cell Banking is a byproduct of Milk Tooth (any which ways they exfoliate), hence can be planned as per the convenience of the parent & child and it is relatively easy to do. Uses of dental stem cells are increasing day by day globally. Great research is happening across the globe on the uses of Dental Pulp Stem Cells and one day these tooth derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells can save your life from many major life-threatening conditions. During the last 4 - 5 years, Tooth Stem Cell storage / Stem Cell storage from baby tooth has predominantly increased owing to the increased awareness levels among the young parents and also the financial affordability has been increased a lot.
Dental stem cell banking in India and across the world is growing rapidly since last 4 years. Regenerative medicine / personalized medicine, a separate wing in the medical domain like Cardiology, gynecology, ophthalmology, etc. Is evolving throughout the world and stem cell-based treatments/medicine is going to be the face of it. The only thing which matters tomorrow is whether you have stem cells or not? For which dental stem cell banking is a boon to protect your children from future major medical conditions.