The global mouth ulcers treatment market size was valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period, 2021-2028. The growth of the market is attributed to the increasing awareness with regards to oral hygiene along with the rising geriatric population throughout the globe.
Mouth ulcers are harmful bruises and painful lesions that shows up in the film of the mouth of the host. These ulcers can form multiple sores on gums of the teeth, tongue, inner lips, and roof of mouth or throat which makes consumption of food difficult for the patient. There are multiple causes that can lead to mouth ulcer ranging from poor dental hygiene to canker sores, biting of the cheeks or tongue, burns, and consumption of acidic foods in high volumes. Seeking a dental appointment is necessary when the host has fever along with difficulty in the consumption of food as this is an early symptom for mouth ulcer. Use of ice chips on the mouth and avoiding spicy food can be useful for the prevention of spread, but once mouth ulcer reaches the later stages, diagnosis and treatment is advisable.
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention or the CDC in 2019, more than 20% of the North American population suffer from at least one form of mouth ulcers. The large mouth ulcers can contribute to initial stages of mouth cancer if not treated properly and only 15% of the world population have taken yearly dental programs from 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered the growth of global mouth ulcers treatment market. 46% of the working population of the world have started to adapt to the work-from-home protocols and have been under tremendous stress, disregarding basic dental care. Dental clinics have been shut down for long periods and local practitioners have paused their practice till the lockdown protocols have been relaxed.
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
- Increase in spending and investing by key companies towards the development of new and advanced mouth ulcers treatment along with the latest research and development studies are primary reasons to boost the market growth during the forecast period.
- Rapid growth of the biopharmaceutical companies and existing wide demand for mouth ulcers treatment worldwide are major factors that help boost the market.
- Lack of awareness towards mouth ulcer treatments in the initial phases can present itself as a main factor which can hinder the global market growth during the forecast period, 2021-2028.
- Mouth ulcers treatment are covered in the health insurance policies given by the governments in developed economies; however, the same cannot be said for the developing economies such as China and India. This can hamper the global market growth.
- R&D investment and technological advancement are expected to offer significant opportunities for the market players. Many countries have been focusing upon the awareness spread for mouth ulcer, its symptoms, and it should be diagnosed immediately. The Singapore Health Promotion Board started a health program based on oral education which was conducted with the Singapore Lion Association in 2019. The main agenda for this program is to reach the awareness of oral hygiene to children from elementary schools & colleges with the campaign called “Health on Wheels”.
Scope of the Report
The report on the global mouth ulcers treatment market size includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Mouth Ulcers Treatment Market Size - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Drug Classes (Antimicrobial, Antihistamine, Analgesics & Corticosteroids, and Others) and Formulations (Sprays, Mouthwash, Gels, and Lozenges)
Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
Blistex Inc.; Church & Dwight Co Inc.; 3M; Colgate Palmolive Company; GlaxoSmithKline Plc; and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Global Mouth Ulcers Treatment Market Segment Insights
Others segment is projected to represent a large market share
Based on drug classes, the global mouth ulcers treatment market is divided into antimicrobial, antihistamine, analgesics & corticosteroids, and others. The others segment constituted a major market share in 2019. The major reason for this segment growth is the presence of antiseptics and anesthetics which have found most use in any dental clinics in diagnostics. These drugs are generally used for the easement of the pain in a period of time and can also be used in the treatment of minor lesions which is what a majority of patients visit their dentists in the first place.
Meanwhile the analgesics & corticosteroids segment is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the usage as painkillers for the mouth ulcer treatment found in sores. Certain corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties which can help in the prevention of infection caused by inflammation. They can also bind with multiple intracellular receptors and can alter gene expression which in turn inhibits microbe action.
Gels segment is anticipated to register a large market share
On the basis of formulations, the global mouth ulcers treatment market is segmented into sprays, mouthwash, gels, and lozenges. The gels segment constituted a major market share in 2019. The major reason for this segment growth is the swift healing formulae, fast anti-swelling & anti-inflammatory properties, and ease of availability. Gels also have anesthetic properties providing temporary relief to unbearable pain in mouth ulcers or sores.
Meanwhile the lozenges segment is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the lower side-effects along with high availability with low prices from the hospital perspective. The latest lozenges have found quick healing properties which can heal ulcer with minimum time.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to dominate the market
On the basis of regions, the global mouth ulcers treatment market is categorized as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the global market and is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, 2021-2028. This region has focused immensely on the awareness spread of oral hygiene which results in a large increase of dental patients. The healthcare infrastructure is also improving exponentially and along with the largest customer base which can only improve the global share in this market.
Segments Covered in the Report
The global mouth ulcers treatment market size has been segmented in terms of
- Analgesics & Corticosteroids
- Asia Pacific
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Blistex Inc.
- Church & Dwight Co Inc.
- Colgate Palmolive Company
- GlaxoSmithKline Plc
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Major players competing in the global mouth ulcers treatment market are Blistex Inc.; Church & Dwight Co Inc.; 3M; Colgate Palmolive Company; GlaxoSmithKline Plc; and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. These market players are involved in several business strategies such as mergers, acquisitions partnerships, collaborations, capacity expansion, and product launches to enhance their market shares. Church & Dwight Co Inc, in August 2017, began the acquisition of 20% of the market leader in oral water flossers and replacement showerheads called Water Pik Inc. This process was successfully completed in September 2019, and this complete acquisition have given rise to novel products on mouth ulcer treatment, making them the market leader.