Diagnosis Code M26.62
Information for Medical Professionals
- Arthralgia of temporomandibular joint
- Temporomandibular joint painful on movement
- Temporomandibular joint-pain-dysfunction syndrome
Replaced Code Replaced 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.
- M26.621 - Arthralgia of right temporomandibular joint
- M26.622 - Arthralgia of left temporomandibular joint
- M26.623 - Arthralgia of bilateral temporomandibular joint
- M26.629 - Arthralgia of temporomandibular joint, unspecified side
Information for Patients
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)