Dental pulp is the soft living tissue inside a tooth.
Chondrocytes are cells that have the ability to generate cartilage – which would have an important role in the treatment of arthritis and joint injuries.
Osteoblasts are cells that have the ability to generate bone.
Adipocytes are cells that have the ability to repair damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack.
Thus the stem cells, extracted from the pulp of the tooth, can form solid structures of the body such as bone, new dental tissue, cartilage and muscle. New researches also suggest that they may be able to generate nerves. This is being studied further for use in dentistry and medicine.