ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K06.9

Disorder of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge, unsp

Diagnosis Code K06.9

ICD-10: K06.9
Short Description: Disorder of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge, unsp
Long Description: Disorder of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K06.9

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The code K06.9 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)
      • Other disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge (K06)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Chronic gingival condition
  • Gingival and periodontal disease
  • Gingival disease
  • Gingival disease caused by drug
  • Gingival disease due to dental plaque
  • Gingival disease due to genetic disorder
  • Gingival disease due to malnutrition
  • Non-plaque induced gingival disease
  • Tenderness of digestive structure
  • Tenderness of gums
  • Tenderness of oral cavity structure

Information for Patients

Gum Disease

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
  • Gingivitis
  • Gums - swollen
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Trench mouth

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