Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 522.9
Other and unspecified diseases of pulp and periapical tissues
  • Short description: Pulp/periapical dis NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 522.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 522.9 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).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 522.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 522.9: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 522.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K04.90 Unspecified diseases of pulp and periapical tissues
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K04.99 Other diseases of pulp and periapical tissues
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disorder of periapical tissues of tooth
  • Disorder of pulp of tooth
  • Exposure of tooth pulp
  • Periapical oral tissues disorder
  • Pulp and periapical tissue disease
  • Pulp and periapical tissue disorder
  • Pulp AND/OR periapical tissue disorder
  • Pulp tooth disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 522.9:
  • Devitalized tooth 522.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • periapical tissues NEC 522.9
    • pulp (dental) NEC 522.9
  • Nonvitalized tooth 522.9
  • Pulpless tooth 522.9
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