Dental wound dressings are small unit of medicaments, which is used in oral or maxillofacial surgery and dentoalveolar surgery to dress wounds, relieve pain, and prevent infection and to promote healing. Postoperative bleeding is major complication after tooth extraction. The dental wound dressings are used to control bleeding and protect the surface of the wound from further injury. It also cleans oral wounds created during dental surgery. The type of dressing used for wound dressing depends on various factors such as the type of injury, the size, location, and severity.
Dental Wound Dressings Market Driver
Increasing incidences of dental surgeries and root canal treatments are expected to boost the dental wound dressing market growth. For instance, as per Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, for 2015–2016, the prevalence of total caries (untreated and treated) in the U.S. was 45.8% and untreated caries was 13.0% among youth aged 2–19 years. Moreover, in 2017, Capstone Clintonville Dentist surveyed that, around 15 million root canal procedures were performed in the U.S. annually.
Dental Wound Dressings Market Restraints
However, high cost of the dental surgeries is limiting the patient’s inflow in the clinics and it is expected to hamper the dental wound dressing market growth. For instance, in 2014, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences stated that Canadians spend around US$ 12 billion annually on dental services, but six million people annually avoid dentists due to high cost of dental services.
Dental Wound Dressings Market Regional Analysis
On the basis of region, the dental wound dressings market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
North America is expected to witness significant growth in the dental wound dressing market, owing to increasing clinical trials in this region. For instance, in 2017, Medtech Startup Axio Biosolutions announced the positive results for the clinical trial of axiostat dental haemostatic dressing in patients on oral antiplatelet drugs. The study has been designed to evaluate the efficacy of Axiostat Dental Haemostatic Dressing for post extraction methods.
Europe is also expected to show significant growth for the dental wound dressings market over the forecast period, owing to increase in approvals for the products. For instance, in September 2016, NovaBone Products, a private biologics medical device company, received CE mark approval in the European Union for NovaTape and NovaPlug, dental wound dressing products. The new products are used to manage dental sores, oral ulcers, periodontal surgical wounds, suture sites, burns, extraction sites, surgical, and traumatic wounds.
Key players for dental wound dressings market include Sabra Dental Products., Collagen Matrix, Inc., 3M sciences Cologenesis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Kerr Dental., Axio Biosolutions Private Limited, Zimmer Biomet, and Novabone.
Dental Wound Dressings Market Taxonomy
By Dressing Type