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(Phys Org2)   Turns out tooth root pulp is a rich source of stem cells, and your yanked wisdom teeth are ideal. But methods for extracting pulp involve drilling into, removing the top of, or shattering the tooth. Not so much. And then Happy Ghag got involved   ( phys.org) divider line
    More: Hero, Stem cell, stem cells, viable stem cells, Dr. Mah, pluripotent stem cells, prized stem cells, multipotent stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells  
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2017-10-05 09:48:38 AM  
What a coincidence - Happy Ghag is my safe word.
 
2017-10-05 10:25:09 AM  
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"♪  Hmmm, hmmm...stem calls, stem cells, harvesting dem stem cells...hmmm, hmmm ♪"
 
2017-10-05 05:29:21 PM  
Jokes on you, mine are still rotting in the back of my mouth!
 
2017-10-05 07:48:27 PM  
When it came time for my wisdom teeth to come out, everyone and their brother told me the horror stories of when theirs came out.  I was shiatting myself and almost cancelled the appointment, as they weren't bothering me, my dentist just said I should have them taken out.  The bottom ones never grew in and the top ones were fully out, just at a 45° angle to the gums.  It literally took 15 minutes in the chair and both were out.  Of that 15 minutes, a longer time was spent waiting for the novocain to take effect then actual teeth rippage outage.
/csb
 
2017-10-05 07:55:50 PM  
Klingons don't have a word for "jolly", but they've got a word for "happy"?

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2017-10-05 07:56:40 PM  

kcoombs69: When it came time for my wisdom teeth to come out, everyone and their brother told me the horror stories of when theirs came out.  I was shiatting myself and almost cancelled the appointment, as they weren't bothering me, my dentist just said I should have them taken out.  The bottom ones never grew in and the top ones were fully out, just at a 45° angle to the gums.  It literally took 15 minutes in the chair and both were out.  Of that 15 minutes, a longer time was spent waiting for the novocain to take effect then actual teeth rippage outage.
/csb


I also heard a few horror stories before my wisdom teeth were removed. Mine were done surgically, so it took a bit more than fifteen minutes, but I was almost back to normal after a day or so of minimal pain.
 
2017-10-05 08:00:47 PM  
So I can farm a bunch of mexicans willing to pay 1k+ to get them north of the border for their tooth pulp, and make money as long as I don't try to get them across the border?  Good to know, my retirement plan had a huge hole in it before this.
 
2017-10-05 08:02:57 PM  

Lizara: kcoombs69: When it came time for my wisdom teeth to come out, everyone and their brother told me the horror stories of when theirs came out.  I was shiatting myself and almost cancelled the appointment, as they weren't bothering me, my dentist just said I should have them taken out.  The bottom ones never grew in and the top ones were fully out, just at a 45° angle to the gums.  It literally took 15 minutes in the chair and both were out.  Of that 15 minutes, a longer time was spent waiting for the novocain to take effect then actual teeth rippage outage.
/csb

I also heard a few horror stories before my wisdom teeth were removed. Mine were done surgically, so it took a bit more than fifteen minutes, but I was almost back to normal after a day or so of minimal pain.


It sucked because I kept waiting for the kind of pain that made you wish for death.  The morning after I made it to a retirement party at a bar (worked grave shift at the time) and the worst pain of the whole deal was when I got home from the party, sat on the couch and leaned allll the way over to untie my shoes.
 
2017-10-05 08:10:55 PM  
Is it safe?

It doesn't sound safe.
 
2017-10-05 08:14:27 PM  
A) Mine are already out.
B) Mine had to be shattered to get out anyways, because 3 of them were impacted.
 
2017-10-05 08:52:41 PM  
I wonder if you just ask your dentist before the procedure about donating, or if there's special shiat to go through.
 
2017-10-05 08:55:13 PM  
I could swear there was a story about some guy growing his tooth into an eye.
 
2017-10-05 09:53:22 PM  
Tooth drilling? I'll stick with killing babies thankyouverymuch
 
2017-10-05 11:25:22 PM  
Can the stem cells be used to regrow teeth?
 
2017-10-06 01:04:36 AM  
"Joke's on you, we use Meth!" -- Florida

/ Sorry about the monitor
 
2017-10-06 11:35:20 AM  
Oh good, another use for Chinese political prisoners.  I'm sure Novartis and Pfizer will be all over that.
 
2017-10-06 12:17:47 PM  

kcoombs69: When it came time for my wisdom teeth to come out, everyone and their brother told me the horror stories of when theirs came out.  I was shiatting myself and almost cancelled the appointment, as they weren't bothering me, my dentist just said I should have them taken out.  The bottom ones never grew in and the top ones were fully out, just at a 45° angle to the gums.  It literally took 15 minutes in the chair and both were out.  Of that 15 minutes, a longer time was spent waiting for the novocain to take effect then actual teeth rippage outage.
/csb


You were fortunate.  Many of us had a miserable experience recovering from having our wisdom teeth removed.  I'm glad you didn't hurt as much as I did.
 
2017-10-06 03:28:31 PM  
Still have mine.  Does that mean I can live forever?
 
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