Dental Anesthesia Industry Growth Driven By Mainly Growing Geriatric Population

Published Date : 21 Apr 2023

The global dental anesthesia industry size accounted for USD 2.09 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach around USD 3.41 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 5.02% from 2023 to 2032.

Anaesthetics are drugs that induce reversible loss of sensation. They are typically given to help with the procedure. In the US, the two vasoconstrictors used are epinephrine and levonordefrin. The word for the use of anaesthetic in dentistry is dental anaesthesia.

The dental anesthesia industry growth is driven by the increasing cases of dental problems, rising public awareness of the value of oral health, government efforts to improve access to dental care, growing geriatric population.

Report Highlights:

  • By type, the local dental aneshthesia segment is expected to capture the largest industry share over the forecast period. The most prevalent kind of anaesthetic is a local anaesthetic. Simpler treatments that are typically quicker and easier, like filling cavities, are treated with a local anaesthetic. Due to its safety and lack of disadvantages, it is typically the most preferred choice.
  • By end-use, the dental clinic's segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing number of dental offices worldwide and the widespread use of cutting-edge dentistry by both big and small dental practices are the main reasons propelling the growth of the dental clinic industry.

Regional Snapshot:

The Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the industry over the forecast period. The growth in the region is attributed to the growing number of dental problems. Since India has one of the highest rates of oral cancer in the world, oral health problems are important there. Poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, and a sugary diet are just a few of the causes of dental diseases in India.

Additionally, the prevalence of dental health problems in India is a result of the absence of understanding of the significance of dental health. For instance, according to the secondary analysis, in India, between 60 and 80 percent of adolescents and between 85 and 90 percent of adults have dental caries. Additionally, about 30% of kids have tooth misalignment and misaligned chin. Moreover, the growing major campaign to provide awareness regarding oral health and tobacco's adverse impacts.

The National Oral Health Program was established by the Indian Dental Association (IDA). Its goal is to enhance the nation's general health by focusing on oral health. The programme's primary goal is to achieve universal oral health in 2020. Additionally, it involved reducing the number of fatalities and other outcomes brought on by oral illnesses.

Tobacco Intervention Initiative (TII) was initiated by the IDA as part of the programme to reduce tobacco use among Indians by influencing lifestyle changes. By raising knowledge of tobacco's negative effects, the TII seeks to lower the number of fatalities related to tobacco use. Through the program, they will educate a qualified workforce to advise people on the negative effects of tobacco use. While doing so, it will work to encourage oral health experts to incorporate tobacco intervention and prevention into their treatment plans. 

To eradicate oral cancer, the IDA also established the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF). By facilitating easier access to oral healthcare and early oral cancer detection, it intends to fulfil its goal. It also intends to conduct a study to improve its comprehension of how to carry out prevention initiatives. Thus, the growing these kinds of initiatives are expected to play a vital role in the growth of the industry during the forecast period.

North America is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. The growth in this region is attributed to the increase in the number of oral surgeries and dental surgical procedures. Oral clinics have seen an increase in customers recently, and this tendency is expected to continue.

The American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that there will be 201,117 dentists working in the country in 2020. According to the American Health Policy Institute, there will be 67 dentists per 100,000 people in 2040, a rapid increase in the number of dentists in the field. Thus, this is expected to drive industry growth over the forecast period.

Dental Anesthesia Industry Report Scope:

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022 USD 2.09 Billion
Projected Forecast Value in 2032 USD 3.41 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 5.02%
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa


Market Dynamics:


Growing geriatric population

The growing geriatric population is expected to drive the growth of the industry during the forecast period. According to the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 72 million Americans will be 65 years of age or later by 2030, making up nearly 20% of the country's total population. This represents a rough doubling of the number since the year 2000. As a result, the demographic of patients in dental offices who are older adults is increasing. Although only about 5% of adults over 65 have no teeth, more older adults than in prior cohorts are still keeping their teeth. Approximately 18% of people 65 years of age or older who still have their natural teeth have untreated caries, according to a 1999–2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), while a 2009–2012 NHANES found that 68% of these patients have periodontitis. To provide the best dental care, it is crucial to take the patient's general clinical and oral health context into account. Thus, the aforementioned facts support the industry expansion over the forecast period.


Lack of skilled professionals

Anesthesia is a crucial medical speciality offered by highly skilled individuals such as anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anaesthetists (CRNAs). Anesthesiologists administer anaesthesia while assessing, monitoring, and supervising patient treatment before, during, and following surgery. There is a global dearth of qualified anesthesiologists. For instance, according to a recent study from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, if the shortage of anaesthetic workers is not addressed, more than eight million operations a year will be postponed or cancelled by 2040. The College assumes that due to the current shortage of 1,400 anaesthetic personnel, approximately 1 million operations cannot currently be performed annually. Thus, this is expected to hinder industry expansion. 


Introduction of novel products 

The introduction of novel products is expected to provide an attractive opportunity for industry expansion over the forecast period. New, high-tech dental products are used to provide patients with better treatment and to make working as a dentist more comfortable. The development of novel products has sped up and simplified dental procedures. For instance, in December 2022, the top provider of dental anesthetics, Septodont, introduced BioRootTM Flow, a brand-new and innovative bioceramic root canal sealer. It is simple to use, supports both warm and cold obturation methods, and offers all physicians a successful remedy.

Recent Developments:

  • In April 2022, with a wide range of tooth replacement options, including implants, prosthetics, biomaterials, and digital dentistry capabilities, Keystone Dental Holdings, Inc., a global commercial-stage medical technology company, announced a partnership with Milestone Scientific to act as a strategic channel partner for the latter's STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System.
  • In November 2021, Southern Anesthesia & Surgical, Inc. (SAS), a division of CUBEX LLC, a leading U.S. distributor of anaesthesia and surgical supplies to oral surgeons, dental anesthesiologists, and periodontists, collaborated with Zimbis, a supplier of medication and supply management technology. Zimbis can provide customers with processes and solutions that are tailored to their specific requirements for supplies and medication due to its partnership with SAS.

Major Key Players:

  • Dentsply Sirona
  • Laboratorios Inibsa
  • Pierre Pharma
  • Septodont
  • Laboratorios Normon
  • Primex Pharmaceuticals
  • Aspen Group
  • Dentalhitec
  • Zeyco
  • 3M

Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • Local
  • General
  • Sedation

By End-Use

  • Hospitals
  • Dental Clinics
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Pharmacies And Drug Stores
  • E-Commerce
  • Other

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