Stem Cell Therapy for Oral Injuries
There have been numerous studies on the potential use of stem cell as a cure for a wide range of illnesses and conditions. Recently a clinical trial added the treatment of oral and facial deficiencies as one of those conditions stem cell therapy may potentially be able to treat.
The clinical trial on patients with jawbone deficiencies and missing teeth showed the effectiveness of using stem cell therapy to restore areas of bone loss for easier placement of dental implants.
One group of patients received stem cell therapy while the others received the traditional bone regeneration therapy. The results showed that patients who underwent stem cell therapy “had greater bone density and quicker bone repair” than those who received the traditional bone regeneration technique.
Read more about this first human study of its kind here: http://www.ns.umich.edu/new/releases/20657-stem-cell-therapy-could-offer-new-hope-for-defects-and-injuries-to-head-mouth