ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 523.42

Chron periodontitis,gen

Diagnosis Code 523.42

ICD-9: 523.42
Short Description: Chron periodontitis,gen
Long Description: Chronic periodontitis, generalized
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 523.42

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of oral cavity, salivary glands, and jaws (520-529)
      • 523 Gingival and periodontal diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • K05.32 - Chronic periodontitis, generalized

  • Generalized adult periodontitis
  • Prepubertal periodontitis - generalized

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 523.42 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Periodontitis (chronic) (complex) (compound) (simplex) 523.40
      • generalized 523.42

Information for Patients

Gum Disease

Also called: Periodontal disease

If you have gum disease, you're not alone. Many U.S. adults currently have some form of the disease. It ranges from simple gum inflammation, called gingivitis, to serious damage to the tissue and bone supporting the teeth. In the worst cases, you can lose teeth.

In gingivitis, the gums become red and swollen. They can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You can usually reverse it with daily brushing and flossing and regular cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. If you have periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. If not treated, the bones, gums and connective tissue that support the teeth are destroyed.

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

  • Bleeding gums
  • Gingivitis
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Gum biopsy
  • Gums - swollen
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Trench mouth

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