We have always read about the problems and pain areas of wisdom tooth, surprisingly doctors has come up with the benefit of having wisdom tooth. May be after knowing the benefit you will be able to survive the pain of wisdom tooth once in a while.
Doctors say it is a rich source of stem cells. The soft pulp inside the wisdom tooth contains the mesenchymal stromel cells, which are similar to those found in bone marrow, a common source of stem cells. Tooth pulp is more easily obtained than bone marrow, especially when it comes to wisdom teeth, which most of us prefer to remove.
"You don't necessarily have to remove the wisdom tooth to extract the stem cells from the pulp. Usually, the pulp has a million cells, 20% of which will be stem cells. It can be extracted from a person aged between 12 and 30. Dental stem cells are very easy to extract. They have high quantity of stem cells in them and can be applied for many regenerative applications," Dr Chaubron told.
Scientists say the dental stem cells are located in areas next to nerve and blood vessels within the pulp of the tooth. Stem cells are master cells of the body that are not yet specialised and differentiated for a particular function/organ or tissue application. These stem cells have been found in tissues such as brain, bone marrow, blood, blood vessels, skeletal muscles, skin and liver.
So now you know how important and beneficial your wisdom tooth is. Think twice before extracting your wisdom tooth, unless and until you have unbearable pain or some serious problem. Take care of your teeth and keep smiling.