ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K08.55

Allergy to existing dental restorative material

Diagnosis Code K08.55

ICD-10: K08.55
Short Description: Allergy to existing dental restorative material
Long Description: Allergy to existing dental restorative material
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K08.55

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • 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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  • 525.66 - Allergy dental res mat

  • Allergy to existing dental restorative material
  • Lichenoid allergic contact reaction caused by amalgam

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K08.55 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients


    Also called: Hypersensitivity

    An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are

    • Pollen
    • Dust mites
    • Mold spores
    • Pet dander
    • Food
    • Insect stings
    • Medicines

    Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm. Genes and the environment probably both play a role.

    Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. Doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies. Treatments include medicines, allergy shots, and avoiding the substances that cause the reactions.

    NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

    • Allergic reactions
    • Allergic rhinitis - self-care
    • Allergies
    • Allergies, asthma, and dust
    • Allergies, asthma, and molds
    • Allergy testing - skin
    • Angioedema
    • Antihistamines for allergies

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    Tooth Disorders

    Your teeth are made of a hard, bonelike material. Inside the tooth are nerves and blood vessels. You need your teeth for many activities you may take for granted. These include eating, speaking and even smiling. But tooth disorders are nothing to smile about. They include problems such as cavities (also known as tooth decay), infections, and injuries.

    The most familiar symptom of a tooth problem is a toothache. Others include worn-down or loose teeth. It's important that you see a dentist if you have any problems with your teeth. Fortunately, you can prevent many tooth disorders by taking care of your teeth and keeping them clean.

    • Amelogenesis imperfecta
    • Broken or knocked out tooth
    • Bruxism
    • Dental crowns
    • Impacted tooth
    • Root canal
    • Tooth - abnormal colors
    • Tooth abscess
    • Toothaches

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