Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 521.08
Dental caries of root surface
  • Short description: Dental caries-root surf.
  • ICD-9-CM 521.08 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 521.08 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 521.08 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K02.7 Dental root caries
Approximate Synonyms
  • Dental root caries
  • Primary dental caries, root surface origin
Applies To
  • Primary dental caries, root surface
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 521.08:
  • Caries (bone) (see also Tuberculosis, bone) 015.9 [730.8]
    • dental (acute) (chronic) (incipient) (infected) 521.00
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