ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 520.7

Teething syndrome

Diagnosis Code 520.7

ICD-9: 520.7
Short Description: Teething syndrome
Long Description: Teething syndrome
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 520.7

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of oral cavity, salivary glands, and jaws (520-529)
      • 520 Disorders of tooth development and eruption

Information for Patients

Child Dental Health

Healthy teeth are important to your child's overall health. From the time your child is born, there are things you can do to promote healthy teeth and prevent cavities. For babies, you should clean teeth with a soft, clean cloth or baby's toothbrush. Avoid putting the baby to bed with a bottle and check teeth regularly for spots or stains.

For all children, you should

  • Start using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste when they are two years old. You might start sooner, if a dentist or doctor suggests it.
  • Provide healthy foods and limit sweet snacks and drinks
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups

Forming good habits at a young age can help your child have healthy teeth for life.

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

  • Brushing your infant's teeth
  • Dental care - child
  • Healthy Mouth for Your Baby - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Healthy Smile for Your Young Child: Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy (National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center)
  • Seal Out Tooth Decay: A Fact Sheet for Parents - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Teething
  • Tooth decay -- early childhood

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