Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 521.3
Erosion of teeth
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 6 ICD-9-CM codes below 521.3 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Progressive loss of the hard substance of a tooth by chemical processes that do not involve bacterial action. (jablonski, dictionary of dentistry, 1992, p296)
Applies To
  • Erosion of teeth:
    • NOS
    • due to:
      • medicine
      • persistent vomiting
    • idiopathic
    • occupational
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