Diagnosis Code 520.7
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- K00.7 - Teething syndrome
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 520.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Dentition 520.7
- abnormal 520.6
- anomaly 520.6
- delayed 520.6
- difficult 520.7
- disorder of 520.6
- precocious 520.6
- retarded 520.6
- Syndrome - SEE ALSO See Also
A “see also” instruction following a main term in the index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the “see also” note when the original main term provides the necessary code. Disease
- teething 520.7
- Teething 520.7
- syndrome 520.7
Information for Patients
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)
- Tooth decay -- early childhood