Mouth Ulcers Treatment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Mouth Ulcers Treatment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Drug Class (Antimicrobial, Antihistamine, Analgesics & Corticosteroids), By Formulation (Gels, Lozenges), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2026

  • Published Date: Sep, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-569-4
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 75

Industry Insights

The global mouth ulcer treatment market size was valued at USD 937.5 million in 2017. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period. Rising awareness regarding oral hygiene and increasing geriatric population is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period.

Mouth ulcers are painful lesions and bruises showing up in mucous film of mouth. Increasing usage of synthetics in oral items such as in toothpaste and growing shift towards unhealthy lifestyles, including high consumption of junk food and tobacco, are some of the primary growth stimulants for the market. Moreover, rising dental and oral conditions are working in favor of the market.

U.S. mouth ulcers treatment market

However, people have a highly casual approach to mouth ulcers, which can have a negative impact on the growth of the market. There is a lack of awareness about the fact that if mouth ulcers are not treated at an early stage, they may lead to cancer. Nevertheless, active initiatives and tests are being conducted by healthcare professionals to impart awareness and avoid harmful effects caused due to mouth ulcers. This trend is projected to shape the future of the market.

For instance, in 2015, Singapore Lion started an oral health education program in association with the Singapore Health Promotion Board. As a part of the oral health education program, the company works on the “Health on wheels” campaign under which the bus visits elementary schools and other schools in order to create awareness among children.

Drug Class Insights

On the basis of drug class, the market is segmented into antimicrobial, antihistamine, analgesics & corticosteroids, and others. The others segment includes anesthetics and antiseptics and it is poised to lead the market throughout the forecast horizon. These are generally used for minimizing unbearable pain for a temporary period and are used in cases of minor lesions. Doctors prescribe these types of drugs to reduce pain and ensure fast healing.

Analgesics and corticosteroids are likely to witness the highest CAGR during the same period, as they are the most prescribed pain killers in the global market. They are used as painkillers in the treatment of mouth sores or ulcers. Corticosteroid has anti-inflammatory properties that help in lowering inflammation caused due to infection. In addition, it binds with intracellular receptors and alters gene expression, thereby inhibiting the action of microbes. Analgesics and corticosteroids are the most prescribed drug by doctors across the globe. These drugs are highly reliable for any kind of oral problems; therefore, this segment is estimated to experience lucrative growth.

Formulation Insights

On the basis of formulation, the mouth ulcers treatment market is divided into sprays, mouthwash, gels, and lozenges. Gels held the largest share in the global market in 2017 due to quick healing formulas, ease of availability, and fast anti-inflammatory & anti-swelling properties. They also have anesthetic properties, which provide temporary relief from unbearable pain of mouth sores or ulcers. Moreover, it is available in different forms and flavors for which it is suitable for both children and adults.

Global mouth ulcers treatment market

Lozenges are expected to post the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to low side effects, ease of availability, and quick healing of ulcers. They can be taken regularly to minimize harmful effects. Adults also prefer taking these formulations, as chances of getting side-effects are low in comparison to other alternatives and they provide long-term protection.

Regional Insights

From a regional front, the market can be classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA. Asia Pacific was the leading revenue contributor in the market in 2017 owing to increasing awareness about oral hygiene and supportive government initiatives. The region, on account of its wide population base and improving healthcare infrastructure, is anticipated to register the most promising growth rate during the forecast period. Besides this, vast untapped market potential and increasing recognition & penetration of branded products are stimulating the growth of the regional market. Rising awareness regarding oral treatment and practices is projected to spur the growth of the market in APAC.

Mouth Ulcers Treatment Market Share Insights

Some of the key players in the market are Blistex Inc.; Church & Dwight Co, Inc.; 3M; Colgate Palmolive Company; GlaxoSmithKline, Plc; and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. These players are involved in adopting strategies such as collaborations and mergers & acquisitions and enter into partnerships to strengthen their position in the market.

For instance, in August 2017, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. successfully completed the acquisition of Water Pik, Inc., one of the market leaders in both replacement showerheads and oral water flossers. This acquisition is most likely to help add more oral hygiene-related products and treatments in their product lines.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2026

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2018 to 2026

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA

Country scope

The U.S., Canada, The U.K., Germany, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia

Report coverage

Revenue, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, & country levels and provides an analysis of industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2026. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global mouth ulcers treatment market report on the basis of drug class, formulation, and region:

  • Drug Class Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2026)

    • Antimicrobial

    • Antihistamine

    • Analgesics & Corticosteroids

    • Others

  • Formulation Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2026)

    • Sprays

    • Mouthwash

    • Gels

    • Lozenges

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2026)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Mexico

      • Brazil

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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