K03.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pathological resorption of teeth. The code K03.3 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code K03.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like apical pressure resorption, atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge, cementoclasia, cervical root resorption, early tooth exfoliation , early tooth exfoliation, etc.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K03.3:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Internal granuloma of pulp
- Resorption of teeth (external)
Entries in the Index to Diseases and Injuries with references to K03.3
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code K03.3 are found in the index:
- - Resorption
- - dental (roots) - K03.3
- - teeth (external) (internal) (pathological) (roots) - K03.3
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Apical pressure resorption
- Atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
- Cervical root resorption
- Early tooth exfoliation
- Early tooth exfoliation
- Edentulous alveolar ridge with labial resorption
- External inflammatory resorption
- External non-apical resorption of root of tooth
- External resorption of tooth
- Idiopathic resorption of root of tooth
- Internal resorption of root of tooth
- Internal resorption of tooth
- Invasive cervical resorption
- Pathologic resorption of root of tooth
- Pathological resorption of tooth
- Periodontitis due to cervical root resorption
- Precocious exfoliation of teeth due to root resorption following trauma
- Precocious exfoliation of teeth related to idiopathic root resorption
- Pre-eruptive intracoronal resorption of tooth
- Premature tooth loss
- Premature tooth loss
- Replacement resorption of surface of root of tooth following traumatic injury
- Resorption of apex of tooth root
- Resorption of surface of tooth
- Tooth loss
- Tooth loss
Convert K03.3 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K03.3 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
What are teeth?
Your teeth are made of a hard, bonelike material. There are four parts:
- Enamel, your tooth's hard surface
- Dentin, the hard yellow part under the enamel
- Cementum, the hard tissue that covers the root and keeps your teeth in place
- Pulp, the soft connective tissue in the center of your tooth. It contains nerves and blood vessels.
You need your teeth for many activities that you may take for granted. These include eating, speaking and even smiling.
What are tooth disorders?
There are many different problems that can affect your teeth, including
- Tooth decay - damage to a tooth's surface, which can lead to cavities
- Abscess - a pocket of pus, caused by a tooth infection
- Impacted tooth - a tooth did not erupt (break through the gum) when it should have. It is usually wisdom teeth that are impacted, but it can sometimes happen to other teeth.
- Misaligned teeth (malocclusion)
- Tooth injuries such as broken or chipped teeth
What causes tooth disorders?
The causes of tooth disorders varies, depending on the problem. Sometimes the cause is not taking good care of your teeth. In other cases, you may have been born with the problem or the cause is an accident.
What are the symptoms of tooth disorders?
The symptoms can vary, depending on the problem. Some of the more common symptoms include
- Abnormal color or shape of the tooth
- Tooth pain
- Worn-down teeth
How are tooth disorders diagnosed?
Your dentist will ask about your symptoms, look at your teeth, and probe them with dental instruments. In some cases, you may need dental x-rays.
What are the treatments for tooth disorders?
The treatment will depend on the problem. Some common treatments are
- Fillings for cavities
- Root canals for cavities or infections that affect the pulp (inside of the tooth)
- Extractions (pulling teeth) for teeth that are impacted and causing problems or are too damaged to be fixed. You may also have a tooth or teeth pulled because of overcrowding in your mouth.
Can tooth disorders be prevented?
The main thing that you can do to prevent tooth disorders is to take good care of your teeth:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
- Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
- Limit sugary snacks and drinks
- Don't smoke or chew tobacco
- See your dentist or oral health professional regularly
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|ICD Code||Description||Valid for Submission|
|K03||Other diseases of hard tissues of teeth||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.0||Excessive attrition of teeth||BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.1||Abrasion of teeth||BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.2||Erosion of teeth||BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.5||Ankylosis of teeth||BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.6||Deposits [accretions] on teeth||BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.7||Posteruptive color changes of dental hard tissues||BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.8||Other specified diseases of hard tissues of teeth||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.81||Cracked tooth||BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.89||Other specified diseases of hard tissues of teeth||BILLABLE CODE|
|K03.9||Disease of hard tissues of teeth, unspecified||BILLABLE CODE|