ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K13.29

Other disturbances of oral epithelium, including tongue

Diagnosis Code K13.29

ICD-10: K13.29
Short Description: Other disturbances of oral epithelium, including tongue
Long Description: Other disturbances of oral epithelium, including tongue
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K13.29

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
      • Other diseases of lip and oral mucosa (K13)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink or even smile.

Some common mouth problems include

  • Cold sores - painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus
  • Canker sores - painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses
  • Thrush - a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
  • Leukoplakia - white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers
  • Dry mouth - a lack of enough saliva, caused by some medicines and certain diseases
  • Gum or tooth problems
  • Bad breath

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. Keeping a clean mouth by brushing and flossing often is important.

  • Burning Mouth Syndrome - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Drooling
  • Gum biopsy
  • Herpangina
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lichen planus
  • Mouth sores
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Mucous cyst
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Thrush

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Tongue Disorders

Your tongue helps you taste, swallow, and chew. You also use it to speak. Your tongue is made up of many muscles. The upper surface contains your taste buds.

Problems with the tongue include

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Changes in color or texture
  • Abnormal movement or difficulty moving the tongue
  • Taste problems

These problems can have many different causes. Treatment depends on the underlying problem.

  • Geographic tongue
  • Glossitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Macroglossia
  • Tongue biopsy
  • Tongue problems
  • Tongue tie

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