Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 520.3
Mottled teeth
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 520.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 520.3 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 520.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K00.3 Mottled teeth
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital mottled teeth
  • Mottled teeth, congenital
Clinical Information
  • A chronic endemic form of hypoplasia of the dental enamel caused by drinking water with a high fluorine content during the time of tooth formation, and characterized by defective calcification that gives a white chalky appearance to the enamel, which gradually undergoes brown discoloration. (jablonski's dictionary of dentistry, 1992, p286)
  • A condition that results from excessive fluorine intake during tooth development. Presentation of this disorder can range from white streaks to brown stains and cracks or pits in the tooth enamel
Applies To
  • Dental fluorosis
  • Mottling of enamel
  • Nonfluoride enamel opacities
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 520.3:
  • Fluorosis (dental) (chronic) 520.3
  • Mottled teeth (enamel) (endemic) (nonendemic) 520.3
  • Mottling enamel (endemic) (nonendemic) (teeth) 520.3
  • Opacity, opacities
    • enamel (fluoride) (nonfluoride) (teeth) 520.3
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