Cryopreservation of Teeth: Freeze them Now to Use Later 899-902
Sarada Penmetcha, Professor,
Flat No. 301, Sri Lakshmi residency,
Cyber hills colony, Madhapur, Hyderabad-5000081
Andhra Pradesh, India.
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Cryopreservation refers to the storage of a living organism at an ultra-low-temperature in such a way that it can be revived and restored to the same living state as it was before it was stored. Recent studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) with the potential for cell-mediated therapies and tissue engineering applications can be isolated from extracted dental tissues. This article provides a complete review on the cryopreservation of teeth, its effects on the dental tissues and its use in dentistry. The application of this technology for the preservation of stem cells to be used for the regeneration of dental tissues has also been discussed.