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Could Stem Cells Be Used to Regrow Teeth? Marietta, GA

Could Stem Cells Be Used to Regrow Teeth?

Marietta GA Dentist Office

The use of stem cells has been a growing trend in multiple medical specialties. By using the body’s own stem cells, doctors have been able to rebuild tissues in orthopedics as well as help regrow hair and even turn back the hands of time in facial plastic surgery. Now, the field of dentistry may be able to utilize the power of stem cells too.

Recent research is showing signs of great promise in using dental stem cells to replace lost or damaged tissues within a tooth. More advanced research is being conducted to discover if stem cells could actually regrow teeth. It’s been done in mice and the evidence is emerging as to whether it can be done in humans too!

It is not always easy to extract the body’s stem cells, as they are often buried deep within tissues and other similar-looking cells. However, scientists have discovered that there is an abundance of stem cells readily available inside baby teeth. Molars and wisdom teeth also harbor these valuable stem cells.

In a recent article from Dentistry Today, the pre-clinical findings are further explained, which indicate that dental stem cells can be injected into decaying teeth to stimulate the dental pulp and result in a rapid regeneration of lost tissues and blood vessels. While only studied in mice thus far, this is a natural repair process that could change the face of modern dentistry.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we are proud to stay on top of the latest dental research and findings. Our practice offers advanced dental treatments, including tooth-colored fillings, no-drill dentistry, dental implants and much more.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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