Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 523.4
Chronic periodontitis
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 523.4 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Chronic inflammation and loss of periodontium that is associated with the amount of dental plaque or dental calculus present. Chronic periodontitis occurs mostly in adults and was called adult periodontitis, but this disease can appear in young people
  • Inflammatory reaction of the tissues surrounding a tooth (periodontium), usually resulting from the extension of gingival inflammation into the periodontium
523.4 Excludes
  • chronic apical periodontitis (522.6)
Applies To
  • Chronic pericoronitis
  • Pericementitis (chronic)
  • Periodontitis:
    • NOS
    • complex
    • simplex
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