Stem Cells from Baby Teeth Patch Up Dental Injuries in Clinical Trials
September 13, 2018
(New Atlas) – Your teeth are one of the only parts of your body that can’t naturally repair themselves – so when a kid injures a permanent tooth at a young age, they’re stuck with that for life. But a new clinical trial has shown promising results in using dental stem cells derived from a patient’s baby teeth to bring a “dead” tooth back to life. The study builds on previous work that investigated human deciduous pulp stem cells (hDPSC), which may be able to replenish pulp – the soft, innermost tissue of a tooth.