Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 521.4
Pathological tooth resorption
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 521.4 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Resorption of calcified dental tissue, involving demineralization due to reversal of the cation exchange and lacunar resorption by osteoclasts.
  • Resorption of calcified dental tissue, involving demineralization due to reversal of the cation exchange and lacunar resorption by osteoclasts. There are two types: external (as a result of tooth pathology) and internal (apparently initiated by a peculiar inflammatory hyperplasia of the pulp). (from jablonski, dictionary of dentistry, 1992, p676)
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