Diagnosis Code K05.5
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 523.8 - Periodontal disease NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Gingival pocket
- Granuloma fissuratum
- Intrabony periodontal defect
- Necrotizing periodontal disease
- Necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis
- Periodontal and endodontic lesion
- Periodontal lesion due to traumatic occlusion
- Periodontal pocket
- Refractory periodontitis
- Thickened dental follicle
- Widened periodontal ligament space
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K05.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Combined periodontic-endodontic lesion
- Narrow gingival width (of periodontal soft tissue)
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: "And"
The word “and” should be interpreted to mean either “and” or “or” when it appears in a title.
- leukoplakia of gingiva (K13.21)
Information for Patients
Also called: Periodontal disease
If you have gum disease, you're not alone. Many U.S. adults currently have some form of the disease. It ranges from simple gum inflammation, called gingivitis, to serious damage to the tissue and bone supporting the teeth. In the worst cases, you can lose teeth.
In gingivitis, the gums become red and swollen. They can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You can usually reverse it with daily brushing and flossing and regular cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. If you have periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. If not treated, the bones, gums and connective tissue that support the teeth are destroyed.
NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
- Bleeding gums
- Gums - swollen
- Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Plaque: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Trench mouth