Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 521.00
Dental caries, unspecified
  • Short description: Dental caries NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 521.00 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 521.00 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 521.00.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 521.00: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Dental caries
  • Dental caries due to radiation
  • Radiation induced dental caries
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 521.00 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K02.9 Dental caries, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 521.00:
  • Caries (bone) (see also Tuberculosis, bone) 015.9 [730.8]
    • teeth (internal) 521.00
  • Carious teeth 521.00
  • Cavity
    • teeth 521.00
  • Decay
    • dental 521.00
    • tooth, teeth 521.00
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