ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K06.0

Gingival recession

Diagnosis Code K06.0

ICD-10: K06.0
Short Description: Gingival recession
Long Description: Gingival recession
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K06.0

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Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • K06.010 - Localized gingival recession, unspecified
  • K06.011 - Localized gingival recession, minimal
  • K06.012 - Localized gingival recession, moderate
  • K06.013 - Localized gingival recession, severe
  • K06.020 - Generalized gingival recession, unspecified
  • K06.021 - Generalized gingival recession, minimal
  • K06.022 - Generalized gingival recession, moderate
  • K06.023 - Generalized gingival recession, severe

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
      • Other disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge (K06)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Atrophy of gums
  • Generalized gingival recession
  • Gingival papillary blunting
  • Gingival recession
  • Gingival recession
  • Gingivitis artefacta
  • Interproximal gingival soft tissue recession
  • Localized gingival recession
  • Postinfective gingival recession
  • Postoperative gingival recession

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K06.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gingivitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gums - swollen (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Periodontitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Trench mouth (Medical Encyclopedia)

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