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Mouth Ulcer Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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  • 113 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4896055
The mouth ulcer treatment market is expected to record a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the overall healthcare sector, including the mouth ulcer treatment market, owing to factors such as delayed oral health consultations and treatment, unavailability of medications due to the pandemic, and COVID-19 complications causing mouth ulcers. For instance, as per the article published in February 2021 in PubMed, COVID-19-affected patients were diagnosed with multiple shallow aphthous-like ulcers of varying sizes and irregular margins covered with mucopurulent membrane, suggesting superficial necrosis in the upper and lower lip mucosa as well as the anterior dorsal tongue. In the current scenario, the mouth ulcer treatment market is anticipated to witness growth in the coming years owing to factors such as a rise in demand for mouth ulcer healing products and an increase in the prevalence of mouth ulcers in people.

The factors propelling the market’s growth are the rise in tobacco consumption, chemical-based toothpaste, an increase in dental and oral hygiene awareness, and a rise in demand for mouth ulcer treatment products. Nowadays, oral ulcers are found to be common in young people as well. According to study data published by Dovepress in September 2022, the prevalence of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) in the study group was 30%. (68.7%) of participants had one or more family members who experienced aphthous ulcers, and the association was found to be significant. The demand for more effective, affordable treatment for a faster cure has grown, which is expected to drive market growth in the forecast period.

Moreover, in September 2021, Manx Healthcare launched Oral Soothe and Sore Throat 0.15% w/v mouthwash, an over-the-counter product, to treat mouth and throat pain caused by various medical issues, including dental surgery, tonsillitis, gum disease, mouth ulcers, and other mouth and throat conditions. Other major factors leading to mouth ulcers include stress, infection, injury, allergy, and unhealthy lifestyles such as high consumption of junk foods, tobacco, etc. Hence, all these factors increase the incidence of mouth ulcers, which helps boost the overall market for mouth ulcer treatment.

Thus, due to the rise in mouth ulcer cases and the increase in product launches to cure mouth ulcers, the mouth ulcer treatment market is anticipated to boost market growth over the forecast period.

Mouth Ulcer Treatment Market Trends

Mouthwash Segment Expected to Witness a Growth in the Mouth Ulcer Treatment Market Over the Forecast Period

The mouthwash segment is anticipated to witness growth in the market owing to factors such as a rise in mouth ulcer cases, an increase in product launches of mouthwashes, and a surge in awareness of oral hygiene among the population. Different medicated and non-medicated mouthwashes are used for maintaining oral hygiene and treating pain and inflammation from canker sores. For instance, as per the NHS Inform 2022 update, antimicrobial mouthwashes are anticipated to accelerate healing and stop ulcer infection.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2021, a deficiency of essential nutrients, especially zinc, thiamine, folate, iron, or B-12, causes recurrent aphthous stomatitis. The companies are introducing several ayurvedic herbal and flavored mouthwashes, which are expected to escalate the demand over the next few years. For instance, in January 2021, Dabur India Ltd. launched Dabur Red Pulling Oil, an Ayurvedic mouthwash, creating a whole new category in the oral care market. Similarly, GUM Rincinol Mouth Rinse, an aloe vera-based formulation, helps promote the healing of aphthous ulcers, irritations from orthodontic appliances, removable dentures, and minor cuts and abrasions. Furthermore, in August 2022, Frimline Private Limited, a health and consumer goods organization, introduced a specialized oral care range, Dente91 Mom Toothpaste and Mouthwash, specially created for pregnant women. Dente91 Mom Mouthwash is a multi-functional mouthwash for pregnant women that contains lactoferrin and has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Furthermore, an increase in mouth ulcers can be an indicator of mouth cancer too. Mouth cancer can develop in most parts of the mouth, including the lips, gums, and occasionally the throat. The most common symptoms of mouth cancer are sore mouth ulcers that do not heal within several weeks. As per the American Cancer Society's 2022 report, the number of people affected by mouth ulcers in 2022 is estimated to be 14,490 in the United States. Hence, the rise in mouth cancer is also likely to be a factor in boosting segment growth over the forecast period.

Hence, the development of medicated and several other herbal types of mouthwash for treating canker sores and reducing pain is expected to boost segment growth in the market over the forecast period.

North America is Anticipated to Witness a Growth in the Mouth Ulcer Treatment Market Over the Forecast Period

North America is anticipated to witness a growth in the mouth ulcer market globally due to the growing awareness among the population regarding the availability of effective mouth ulcer treatments. In addition, the increasing demand for mouth ulcer treatments owing to the rising prevalence rate is predicted to fuel the growth of the North American mouth ulcer treatment market over the coming years. Moreover, the augmented use of technology such as intra-oral cameras, digital X-rays, optical scanners, and computer-assisted designs in the field of dentistry is boosting the growth of the market segment in this region.

Intra-oral cameras help in the revelation of hidden and overlooked defects in teeth and other parts of the cavity. For instance, MouthWatch launched an HD intra-oral camera during SmileCon 2021 in Las Vegas. Similarly, Air Techniques Inc. presented its products, including the SensorX intraoral sensor and the ScanX duo touch scanner, at CDA in San Francisco. These cameras help the dentist have a clear view of the condition of the patient's mouth. Furthermore, in February 2022, Listerine, a brand in the J&J portfolio, entered the eco-conscious market with the launch of Listerine Cool Mint Zero Mouthwash Concentrate, a new sustainable mouthwash format that uses 60% less plastic and overall fewer carbon emissions compared to a 500-mL bottle of Listerine mouthwash.

Hence, the development of several types of mouth ulcer care products and the rise in mouth ulcer cases are expected to boost North America's growth in the market over the forecast period.

Mouth Ulcer Treatment Market Competitor Analysis

The mouth ulcer treatment market is moderately fragmented in nature. Various companies are investing in their R&D to develop innovative and advanced treatment drugs for mouth ulcers and related diseases. The rising number of mergers and acquisitions and new product launches are among the latest trends adopted by companies in the global mouth ulcer treatment market. Some of the market’s major players include 3M, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Blistex Inc., Colgate-Palmolive Company, and Church & Dwight Inc.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Growing Awareness about Mouth Ulcers
4.2.2 Increasing Demand for Rapid Healing Products
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Side Effects of Mouth Ulcer Treatment
4.3.2 Presence of Low Cost Substitutes
4.4 Porter Five Forces
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 By Drug Class
5.1.1 Antimicrobial
5.1.2 Antihistamine
5.1.3 Analgesics
5.1.4 Corticosteroids
5.1.5 Other Drug Classes
5.2 By Formulation
5.2.1 Sprays
5.2.2 Mouthwash
5.2.3 Gels
5.2.4 Other Formulations
5.3 By Indication
5.3.1 Aphthous Stomatitis
5.3.2 Oral Lichen Planus
5.3.3 Other Indications
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 3M Company
6.1.2 Blistex Inc.
6.1.3 GSK plc
6.1.4 Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
6.1.5 Colgate-Palmolive Company
6.1.6 Patterson Dental Supply Inc.
6.1.7 Pfizer Inc.
6.1.8 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
6.1.9 Prince Care Pharma Private Limited

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • 3M Company
  • Blistex Inc.
  • GSK plc
  • Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Patterson Dental Supply Inc.
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
  • Prince Care Pharma Private Limited