Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 522.5
Periapical abscess without sinus
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Periapical abscess.
  • ICD-9-CM 522.5 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 522.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Dental abscess
  • Periapical abscess
  • Periapical abscess without sinus tract
522.5 Excludes
  • periapical abscess with sinus (522.7)
Applies To
  • Abscess:
    • dental
    • dentoalveolar
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 522.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K04.7 Periapical abscess without sinus
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 522.5:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • alveolar 522.5
    • apical (tooth) 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
    • dental 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
    • dentoalveolar 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
    • lateral (alveolar) 522.5
    • maxilla, maxillary 526.4
      • molar (tooth) 522.5
      • premolar 522.5
      • sinus (chronic) (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
    • periapical 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
    • periodontal (parietal) 523.31
      • apical 522.5
    • root, tooth 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
    • septal, dental 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
    • teeth, tooth (root) 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
      • supporting structures NEC 523.30
    • tooth, teeth (root) 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
      • supporting structure NEC 523.30
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