ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 521.23


Diagnosis Code 521.23

ICD-9: 521.23
Short Description: Abrasion-pulp
Long Description: Abrasion, extending into pulp
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 521.23

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of oral cavity, salivary glands, and jaws (520-529)
      • 521 Diseases of hard tissues of teeth

Information for Patients

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
  • Broken or knocked out tooth
  • Bruxism
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental plaque identification at home
  • Dental x-rays
  • Dry socket
  • Impacted tooth
  • Root canal
  • Tooth - abnormal colors
  • Tooth - abnormal shape
  • Tooth abscess
  • Tooth extraction
  • Tooth formation - delayed or absent
  • Toothaches

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