AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Gingival Recession

Gingival recession involves the margins of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wearing away or receding back, potentially exposing the roots of the teeth. The recession can be either localized, limited to individual teeth in an area of the mouth (subcategory K06.01), or generalized, involving multiple teeth in an area of the mouth (subcategory K06.02). Within each sub-subcategory are specific codes to indicate the degree of recession: minimal, moderate, or severe. Gums may recede due to different reasons, such as periodontal disease; genes; aggressive tooth brushing; inadequate dental care; tobacco products; hormonal changes. Treatment depends upon the...

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