ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K02.9

Dental caries, unspecified

Diagnosis Code K02.9

ICD-10: K02.9
Short Description: Dental caries, unspecified
Long Description: Dental caries, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K02.9

Valid for Submission
The code K02.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
      • Dental caries (K02)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Acute dentine dental caries
  • Acute enamel dental caries
  • Caries involving multiple surfaces of tooth
  • Caries of infancy
  • Caries of infancy associated with bottle feeding
  • Caries of infancy associated with breast feeding
  • Carious exposure of pulp
  • Chronic dentine dental caries
  • Chronic enamel dental caries
  • Dental arch length loss secondary to dental caries
  • Dental caries
  • Dental caries associated with enamel hypomineralization
  • Dental caries associated with enamel hypoplasia
  • Dental caries class I
  • Dental caries class II
  • Dental caries class III
  • Dental caries class IV
  • Dental caries class V
  • Dental caries class VI
  • Dental caries extending into dentin
  • Dental caries secondary to acquired defects of tooth structure
  • Dental caries secondary to developmental defects of tooth structure
  • Early childhood caries
  • Enamel caries
  • Extensive cavitated lesion with exposed dentine
  • Incipient enamel caries
  • Insufficient clinical crown height due to dental caries
  • Interproximal enamel caries
  • Moderate cavitated lesion limited to outer half of dentin
  • Nonrestorable carious tooth
  • On examination - dental caries
  • Primary dental caries, cervical origin
  • Primary dental caries, indeterminate origin
  • Primary dental caries, multisurface origin
  • Radiation therapy complication
  • Rampant dental caries
  • Salivary dysfunction caries caused by medication
  • Salivary dysfunction caries secondary to aging
  • Salivary dysfunction caries secondary to radiation therapy
  • Salivary dysfunction dental caries
  • Salivary dysfunction dental caries
  • Secondary dental arch length loss
  • Secondary dental caries
  • Secondary dental caries
  • Secondary dental caries
  • Secondary dental caries
  • Secondary dental caries
  • Secondary dental caries
  • Secondary dental caries
  • Secondary dental caries
  • Secondary dental caries associated with failed or defective dental restoration
  • Secondary dental caries associated with local or systemic factors
  • Secondary dental caries associated with local or systemic factors
  • Secondary dental caries associated with local or systemic factors
  • Secondary dental caries associated with local or systemic factors
  • Secondary dental caries associated with local or systemic factors
  • Secondary dental caries associated with local or systemic factors
  • Secondary dental caries associated with local or systemic factors
  • Secondary dental caries associated with local or systemic factors

Information for Patients


Tooth Decay

Also called: Cavities, Dental caries

You call it a cavity. Your dentist calls it tooth decay or dental caries. They're all names for a hole in your tooth. The cause of tooth decay is plaque, a sticky substance in your mouth made up mostly of germs. Tooth decay starts in the outer layer, called the enamel. Without a filling, the decay can get deep into the tooth and its nerves and cause a toothache or abscess.

To help prevent cavities

  • Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
  • Snack smart - limit sugary snacks
  • See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

  • Dental cavities
  • Plaque: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Seal Out Tooth Decay: A Fact Sheet for Parents - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Tooth decay -- early childhood
  • Toothaches


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