ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M26.9

Dentofacial anomaly, unspecified

Diagnosis Code M26.9

ICD-10: M26.9
Short Description: Dentofacial anomaly, unspecified
Long Description: Dentofacial anomaly, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M26.9

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] and other disorders of jaw (M26-M27)
      • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] (M26)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 524.9 - Dentofacial anomaly NOS

Synonyms
  • Abnormal breathing or swallowing due to dentofacial dysfunction
  • Abnormal shape of condyloid process of mandible
  • Acquired deformity of mandible
  • Acquired deformity of maxillofacial bone
  • Deformity of bone of face
  • Deformity of bone of face
  • Deformity of mandibular condyle
  • Dentofacial anomaly
  • Jaw congenital deformities
  • Maxillary anomaly
  • Oral deformity of jaw

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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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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Broken or knocked out tooth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bruxism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dental crowns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Impacted tooth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Root canal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tooth - abnormal colors (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tooth abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toothaches (Medical Encyclopedia)


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