Dental Stem Cell Storage | FAQ

What are Stem Cells

Just like other cells in the body, stem cells have the ability to transform into different types of cells that can be used to regenerate tissue, bone, cartilage, and neural tissue.

What are Dental Stem Cells

Dental stem cells are adult stem cells found in wisdom teeth and baby teeth. Dental stem cells are part of a group of adult stem cells known as "mesenchymal stem cells” and have the ability to split into bone, dental tissue, cartilage, muscle, neural and other cell types. They are studied for applications in regenerative medicine and dentistry.

What Makes Dental Stem Cells Different

Dental Stem Cells are found in teeth. They are primarily found in baby teeth and wisdom teeth. The stem cells that are located within the teeth are called mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells are used to regenerate bone and tissue in the body. There are currently over 2000 studies using Mesenchymal Stem Cells that are ongoing for treatments in regenerative medicine.

What Diseases is Being Researched

There are currently over 2000 clinical trials that have been done or are taking place regarding stem cells and regenerative medicine. A significant number of applications have been studied using stem cells that include: Type 1 diabetes, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, muscular dystrophy, bone loss, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, neural injuries, and cancers (Leukemia, Lymphoma).

Why Store Dental Stem Cells

Dental Stem Cells are stored for family history or higher risk that prompts them to consider different options. Most research the future of stem cell and don’t want to miss the opportunity to save their stem cells.

Should I Bank more Than One Tooth

Yes, banking more teeth will increase the number of cells. There is no additional fee to bank multiple teeth at the same time.

Why Should I Choose Future Tooth to Work With

When it comes to security, peace of mind, and affordability, there is no better option for you and your family. Future Tooth provides first-class dental stem cell banking at an affordable price. Our team of scientists, dentists, and business healthcare professionals have wealth of experience in processing and preserving cells and are here to provide you with that peace of mind.

Multiple Children Banking

It is advisable to bank all your children’s teeth as stem cells may not be a match between children.

Why can’t I just pull out a tooth when it is needed v storing now?

Teeth have more strength especially in young children. It is important to store now, when your children or family members are young so that the stem cells can be as healthy as possible.

What is inside the Future Tooth Banking Kit

In the kit, you will receive all the necessary components for your dentist to collect:

  1. Collection Jar for teeth with solution already added
  2. Shipping container to return teeth
  3. Completed Pre-paid shipping label
  4. Form for dentist to complete and return with the teeth

When Should I Enrol

Most clients enrol as soon as they have an appointment scheduled for teeth extraction.

When Do I let my Dentist Know I’m Storing my Teeth?

It’s best to let your dentist know that you are planning on storing the stem cells. Do let the dentist know that all is included in the kit.

Will my Dentist Know How to Do it?

All dentists and oral surgeons have done this process. The Future Tooth is always available to speak with your dentist at any time if they have any questions.

Can I store at Home?

No, the cells need to be extracted from the dental pulp in the middle of the tooth, processed and then placed in cryopreservation. A freezer at home is not suitable for it.

Which Teeth are Best

Wisdom teeth, baby teeth and healthy molars are best.

Do Teeth with Cavities Work?

Some teeth with cavities work. It depends if the nerves and blood supply are still viable.

Do I need to bring anything to my Dentist office?

All you need to bring is the collection kit.

Will my Dentist charge me?

All the Dentist will do is to place the extracted teeth into the container. Fed Ex will pick up the kit at the dentist office, or you may drop off the kit at FedEX on your way home from the dentist office, or schedule FedEx to pick it up from your home. There is no cost from you for Fed Ex to pick up your kit at home.

Is this cost covered by insurance?

Storing your teeth is an elective procedure

How long can Stem cells be stored?

Presently, stem cells have been stored for over 22 years and have been shown to be viable after 22 years as new samples

What happens if the stem cells are not suitable for use?

This rarely happens, but in the event that your cells are found not to be viable, all monies you paid will be refunded after deducting $100.

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