ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M26.60

Temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified

Diagnosis Code M26.60

ICD-10: M26.60
Short Description: Temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified
Long Description: Temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M26.60

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] and other disorders of jaw (M26-M27)
      • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] (M26)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Bilateral temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Left temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Right temporomendibular joint disorder
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • M26.601 - Right temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified
  • M26.602 - Left temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified
  • M26.603 - Bilateral temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified
  • M26.609 - Unspecified TMJ joint disorder, unspecified side

Information for Patients

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Also called: TMD, TMJ syndrome, Temporomandibular disorders

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the side of your head. When it works well, it enables you to talk, chew, and yawn. For people with TMJ dysfunction, problems with the joint and muscles around it may cause

  • Pain that travels through the face, jaw, or neck
  • Stiff jaw muscles
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Painful clicking or popping in the jaw
  • A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

Jaw pain may go away with little or no treatment. Treatment may include simple things you can do yourself, such as eating soft foods or applying ice packs. It may also include pain medicines or devices to insert in your mouth. In rare cases, you might need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

  • TMJ disorders
  • TMJ Disorders - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

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