GVR Report cover Periodontal Scalers And Curettes Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Periodontal Scalers And Curettes Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Mechanical, Oscillatory), By Blade Type (Curved, Straight), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-140-4
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2018
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview 

The global periodontal scalers and curettes market size was valued at USD 119.2 million in 2019 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7% from 2020 to 2027. Periodontal scalers and curettes are used by dental professionals and hygienists for tooth scaling procedures. Such procedures involve the removal of plaque and calculus (hardened plaque) from tooth surfaces and also from the gingival roots. Periodontal scaling procedures are recommended to patients suffering from mild to medium levels of gum disease and assist in the elimination of unwanted supragingival and subgingival sediments. Factors such as the high prevalence of dental diseases, increasing focus on dental aesthetics, increasing dental expenditure for good oral health, and high efficiency of ultrasonic dental scalers are driving the market.

North America periodontal scalers and curettes market size

The introduction of ultrasound periodontal scalers and curettes enabled practitioners to carry out this dental cleaning procedure with ease and also help reduce problems with periodontal pockets. Periodontal scaling is one of the most prominent and preventive procedures carried out to treat gum diseases, to prevent tooth decay & cavities, and remove teeth stains. The bacteria in the mouth reacts with proteins and food by-products in the mouth to form a plaque that coats the teeth, gum line, and dental fillings leading to calculus build-up that affects oral health. The market for periodontal scalers and curettes is divided on the basis of the product that includes mechanical and oscillatory scalers and on the basis of blade type which includes straight and curved scalers. 

According to FDI World Dental Federation, oral diseases impact 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay (dental caries) impacting more than half of the global population (44%), making it the most prevalent of all the 291 conditions included in the Global Burden of Disease Study, in 2019. Periodontal gum diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis) affected 50.0% of the adult population worldwide. As per the U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 84.9% of children from 2-17 years of age, 64.0% of adults from 18 to 64 years of age, and 65.6% of adults aged 65 and above have had at least one visit with a dentist in 2018.

Behavioral factors like high consumption of tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diet, and high intake of sugar are the leading cause of dental conditions like periodontitis and caries, which are the most common type of chronic disease experienced globally. This is typically witnessed in emerging economies that are undergoing rapid urbanization. Another driving factor is that good oral health is gaining the spotlight as an important social asset which is supplemental to the fact that individuals have now become more appearance-conscious.

Product Insights

The oscillatory periodontal scalers segment held the largest revenue share of 58.8% in 2019 in the periodontal scalers and curettes market. The segment is expected to reciprocate the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Based on the product, the market is segmented into mechanical and oscillatory periodontal scalers. Mechanical periodontal scalers are further segmented into sickle scalers, curettes, and others. Mechanical periodontal scalers are dental tools that are used for manual removal of calculus from the developmental grooves and blood grooves in canine teeth. Sickle scalers have a flat surface and two cutting edges that converge to form a sharp pointed tip and this shape provides strength to the instrument. Sickle scalers are mostly used to remove supragingival sedimentation. Periodontal curettes are instruments designed for deep scaling procedures as it assists in the removal of subgingival calculus and also in the removal of soft tissues. The curettes are finer than sickle scalers and do not have any sharp points other than the working end. Curettes can be easily inserted into deep veins pockets with minimal soft tissue trauma.

The oscillatory segment is divided into sonic and ultrasonic periodontal scalers and is widely used for periodontal therapy. Sonic and ultrasonic periodontal scalers are also called power-driven scalers as high vibrational energy is generated in the oscillation generator which is then conducted to the scaler tip. Sonic periodontal scalers are air‐turbine units that operate at low frequencies ranging between 3000 and 8000 cycles per second. Ultrasonic scalers are driven by generators, which convert electrical energy into ultrasonic waves and the tip vibration ranging between 20,000 and 40000 cycles per second. Oscillatory periodontal scalers are widely adopted by dental professionals as it proves to be more efficient in breaking down calculus formations than mechanical scalers.

Blade Type Insights

The curved blade segment held the highest revenue share of 70.3% in 2019 in the market for periodontal scalers and curettes. The segment is anticipated to reciprocate a significant CAGR over the forecast period. The blade type segment is divided into curved and straight periodontal scalers and curettes. Curved or angled periodontal scalers and curettes are mainly used when dealing with the posterior teeth that are toward the back of the mouth and is quite difficult to reach.

Curved periodontal scalers help in better accessibility and adaptation towards premolars and molars. A straight scaler is widely used for the removal of calculus deposited in the anterior teeth that are toward the front of the mouth, including the central incisors, the lateral incisors, and the canines.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market for periodontal scalers and curettes and accounted for a revenue share of 38.1% in 2019. The region is expected to showcase a significant CAGR in the forecast period. This is attributed to the rising population with the prevalence of dental conditions, high focus on good oral health, the existence of key market players, and advancement in the preventive and restorative dental treatments. Moreover, 85.0% of individuals in the U.S. truly value their dental health and consider good oral health a vital aspect of overall care. The combination of all these factors will make North America emerge as the most promising, high growth market in the forecast period.

Global periodontal scalers and curettes market share

In APAC, the market for periodontal scalers and curettes is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 15.6% over the forecast period. The countries in the APAC region are densely populated with elevating burden of dental diseases due to many behavioral factors. These countries are also popular for their low cost of treatment and surgeries thus being a preferred market for medical tourism. These aforementioned factors are propelling market growth in the region.

Key Companies and Market Share Insights

The market for periodontal scalers and curettes is highly competitive in nature. One of the key factors driving competitiveness among market players is the rapid adoption of advanced technology and market introduction of variations with respect to scaler tips sizes and materials. Moreover, a prominent number of these players are rapidly opting for new product launches and collaborations for increasing their geographical presence and increasing sales volume in emerging and economically favorable regions. For instance, In February 2016, Dentsply Sirona launched Cavitron Touch Ultrasonic Scaling System that includes Steri-Mate 360° fully rotating handpiece that allows free-flowing movement and access within the oral cavity to the dentists. Some of the prominent players in the periodontal scalers and curettes market include:

  • Den-Mat Holdings LLC

  • ColteneWhaledentPvt. Ltd

  • A-dec Inc.

  • Henry Schein Inc.

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • Kerr Corporation

  • Flight Dental Systems

  • Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co. LLC

  • EMS Medical

  • Micron Corporation

Periodontal Scalers And Curettes Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 80.2 million

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 209.8 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 14.7 % from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, blade type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; China; India; Japan; Australia; South Korea; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Den-Mat Holdings LLC; ColteneWhaledent Pvt. Ltd.; A-dec Inc.; Henry Schein Inc.; Dentsply Sirona; Kerr Corporation; Flight Dental Systems; Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC; EMS Medical; Micron Corporation

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Segments Covered in the Reports

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global periodontal scalers and curettes market report on the basis of product, blade type, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Mechanical

      • Sickle Scalers

      • Curettes

      • Others

    • Oscillatory

      • Sonic

      • Ultrasonic

  • Blade Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Curved

    • Straight

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • Japan

      • China

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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