ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 528.79

Dist oral epithelium NEC

Diagnosis Code 528.79

ICD-9: 528.79
Short Description: Dist oral epithelium NEC
Long Description: Other disturbances of oral epithelium, including tongue
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 528.79

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of oral cavity, salivary glands, and jaws (520-529)
      • 528 Diseases of the oral soft tissues, excluding lesions specific for gingiva and tongue

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
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.

  • Alteration in oral mucous membrane
  • Betel chewer's mucosa
  • Dentifrice associated slough
  • Erythroplakia of mouth
  • Erythroplakia of tongue
  • Exogenous pigmentation of oral mucosa
  • Focal epithelial hyperplasia of mouth
  • Focal epithelial hyperplasia of tongue
  • Focal oral mucinosis
  • Hyperkeratosis of oral mucosa
  • Leukedema of mouth
  • Leukedema of tongue
  • Leukokeratosis nicotina palati
  • Supraglottic erythema
  • Traumatic oral hemorrhagic bulla

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 528.79 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink or even smile.

Some common mouth problems include

  • Cold sores - painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus
  • Canker sores - painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses
  • Thrush - a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
  • Leukoplakia - white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers
  • Dry mouth - a lack of enough saliva, caused by some medicines and certain diseases
  • Gum or tooth problems
  • Bad breath

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. Keeping a clean mouth by brushing and flossing often is important.

  • Burning Mouth Syndrome - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Drooling
  • Gum biopsy
  • Herpangina
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lichen planus
  • Mouth sores
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Mucous cyst
  • Oral mucositis
  • Palatal myoclonus
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Thrush

[Read More]

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

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code 528.72
Next Code
528.8 Next Code