ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K08.20

Unspecified atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge

Diagnosis Code K08.20

ICD-10: K08.20
Short Description: Unspecified atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
Long Description: Unspecified atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K08.20

Valid for Submission
The code K08.20 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 teeth and supporting structures (K08)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 525.20 - Atrophy alvlar ridge NOS

Synonyms
  • Alveolar bone loss
  • Alveolar ridge abnormality of maxilla
  • Atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
  • Atrophy of edentulous mandibular alveolar ridge
  • Atrophy of edentulous maxillary alveolar ridge
  • Edentulous alveolar ridge
  • Edentulous alveolar ridge with labial resorption
  • Horizontal alveolar bone loss
  • Horizontal atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Jaw Injuries and Disorders

Your jaw is a set of bones that holds your teeth. It consists of two main parts. The upper part is the maxilla. It doesn't move. The moveable lower part is called the mandible. You move it when you talk or chew. The two halves of the mandible meet at your chin. The joint where the mandible meets your skull is the temporomandibular joint.

Jaw problems include

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Osteonecrosis, which happens when your bones lose their blood supply
  • Cancers

Treatment of jaw problems depends on the cause.

  • Jaw - broken or dislocated (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Malocclusion of teeth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Micrognathia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Prognathism (Medical Encyclopedia)


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