Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 523.6
Accretions on teeth
  • ICD-9-CM 523.6 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 523.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 523.6: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Accretion on teeth
  • Deposits on teeth
523.6 Excludes
  • intrinsic discoloration of teeth (521.7)
Applies To
  • Dental calculus:
    • subgingival
    • supragingival
  • Deposits on teeth:
    • betel
    • materia alba
    • soft
    • tartar
    • tobacco
  • Extrinsic discoloration of teeth
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 523.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K03.6 Deposits [accretions] on teeth
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 523.6:
  • Accretions on teeth 523.6
  • Calculus, calculi, calculous 592.9
    • dental 523.6
      • subgingival 523.6
      • supragingival 523.6
    • tooth, teeth 523.6
  • Change(s) (of) - see also Removal of
    • color, teeth, tooth
      • during formation 520.8
      • extrinsic 523.6
      • intrinsic posteruptive 521.7
  • Deposit
    • teeth, tooth (betel) (black) (green) (materia alba) (orange) (soft) (tobacco) 523.6
  • Discoloration
  • Stain, staining
    • tooth, teeth (hard tissues) 521.7
      • due to
        • accretions 523.6
        • deposits (betel) (black) (green) (materia alba) (orange) (tobacco) 523.6
        • metals (copper) (silver) 521.7
        • nicotine 523.6
        • pulpal bleeding 521.7
        • tobacco 523.6
  • Tartar (teeth) 523.6
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