Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 526.5
Alveolitis of jaw
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 526.5 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 526.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • ALVEOLITIS OF JAW
  • Alveolitis of jaws
Clinical Information
  • A condition sometimes occurring after tooth extraction, particularly after traumatic extraction, resulting in a dry appearance of the exposed bone in the socket, due to disintegration or loss of the blood clot. It is basically a focal osteomyelitis without suppuration and is accompanied by severe pain (alveolalgia) and foul odor. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Applies To
  • Alveolar osteitis
  • Dry socket
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 526.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M27.3 Alveolitis of jaws
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 526.5:
  • Alveolitis
    • jaw 526.5
    • sicca dolorosa 526.5
  • Dry, dryness - see also condition
    • socket (teeth) 526.5
  • Gangrene, gangrenous (anemia) (artery) (cellulitis) (dermatitis) (dry) (infective) (moist) (pemphigus) (septic) (skin) (stasis) (ulcer) 785.4
    • alveolar 526.5
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • alveoli (teeth) 526.5
  • Osteitis (see also Osteomyelitis) 730.2
    • alveolar 526.5
  • Periostitis (circumscribed) (diffuse) (infective) 730.3
    • alveolar 526.5
    • alveolodental 526.5
    • dental 526.5
  • Suppuration, suppurative - see also condition
    • dental periosteum 526.5
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • alveolar process 526.5
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