Stem Cells And The Future of Dental Surgery
Beaverton Oral Surgeons is a leader. By always keeping up with the latest advancements in oral surgery, we provide matchless treatment to our patients. But we’re also looking ahead, even further than what’s available. We asked our oral surgeons what they think will be the upcoming big changes in the next few decades. Here’s their surprising answer:
Stem Cells Will Be The Game Changer
In Dr. Jan Kooning’s prognosis, stem cells will radically change how oral surgery works. With our current technology, we are able to replace teeth with incredible, lifelike replicas. We can even repair damaged jawbones through bone grafting. But nothing beats real, natural teeth.
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Here’s where stem cells come in. Even with the most advanced equipment, no one can regrow a lost tooth. Stem cell research might change that. You’ve probably heard about stem cells, these precursor cells that can regrow even complex tissues. Dentistry can also benefit from this regenerative trait. We hope in the future that we can use stem cells to regrow patients’ teeth, getting rid of artificial teeth and dentures altogether.
Between the Next Ten and Thirty Years
In the United States, embryonic stem cell research is controversial and limited. But that doesn’t stop American scientists from using stem cells that don’t come from embryos. Nor has it stopped other countries from doing their own research.
Dr. Kooning predicts that we may see stem cells entering dentistry in the next ten years, but definitely in the next 30 years. Regardless of how long the research takes, Beaverton Oral Surgeons will always be leading in the latest advancements. In the last 25 years, we have not fallen behind by a single day.
But you don’t have to wait 30 years to get outstanding dental care. If you need oral surgery today, or if you have to refer someone, Beaverton Oral Surgeons is here to provide.
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