Dental Caries Treatment Market size is expected to grow significantly from 2020 to 2026. Dental caries also known as tooth decay or cavities, is a major oral health problem in most developed countries, affecting around 60–90% of school children and the vast majority of adults. Dental caries is generally caused by the action of acids on the enamel surface. Generally, dental caries occurs on two specific areas of the teeth: occlusal caries and interproximal caries. There are basically four types of treatment to deal with dental caries and they are fillings, crowns, root canal, and tooth extraction.
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Growing oral health problems on an account of unhealthy eating habits, coupled with rising number of oral disorders will boost the demand for dental lasers. According to the CDC, around 91% of Americans over age 20 suffer from dental caries and about 27% of adults have dental caries untreated. The above-mentioned aspects, thereby, enhances the demand for dental caries treatment for better patient care.
Growing geriatric population base specially in developing economies will positively impact dental caries treatment industry growth. Dental complications are amongst the most common wellbeing issues experienced by elderly adults. Individuals over age 65 years are more prone to tooth decay as compared to other age groups, and consequently requires yearly visit to dentist.
As geriatric population produce low amount of saliva that is required to clean teeth and gums thus shrinks as the age increases, hence this factor exposes tooth towards infection and decay. Several these factors enhance more need and demand for dental caries treatment in developing economies. However, lack of knowledge regarding dental caries treatment in underdeveloped economies is a major factor that will restrain the dental caries treatment market growth.
The treatment segment is divided into vaccines, corticosteroids, probiotics and replacement therapy, antimicrobial peptides, and others. The vaccines segment marked a significant growth rate in 2019. The dental caries vaccines are developed for the prevention of dental caries. The vaccines can reduce the reemergence of the disease.
The end-use segment covers hospitals, dental clinics and others. The dental clinics segment will witness significant growth during the forthcoming years. Dental clinics offer effective diagnosis in the presence of a professional healthcare team. Also, growing incidence of oral diseases has widen the treatment for better patient outcome that will augment the segmental demand. According to CDC, nearly 46% of all adults aged 30 years or older exhibit signs of gum disease due to lack of deficiency.
North America dental caries treatment market is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years. The large share is attributed to rising awareness about oral hygiene. Furthermore, rising geriatric population base suffering from several types of dental disorders such as bleeding gum, gingivitis and periodontal diseases will propel the regional market growth.
Some of the major notable players operating in the dental caries treatment market include Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Sanofi, Eli Lilly and Company, Merck & Co, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Novartis, and 3M Company. These industry players have incorporated certain strategic initiatives such as new product launch, collaborations, acquisitions that have enhanced their financial stability and helped them evolve as major industrial players.
Dental Caries Treatment Market by Treatment type, 2015-2026 (USD Million)
By End-use, 2015-2026 (USD Million)
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