2021 ICD-10-CM Code K08.4

Partial loss of teeth

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

K08.4 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of partial loss of teeth. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:K08.4
Short Description:Partial loss of teeth
Long Description:Partial loss of teeth

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Partial loss of teeth

Non-specific codes like K08.4 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for partial loss of teeth:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K08.40 for Partial loss of teeth, unspecified cause
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.401 for Partial loss of teeth, unspecified cause, class I
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.402 for Partial loss of teeth, unspecified cause, class II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.403 for Partial loss of teeth, unspecified cause, class III
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.404 for Partial loss of teeth, unspecified cause, class IV
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.409 for Partial loss of teeth, unspecified cause, unspecified class
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K08.41 for Partial loss of teeth due to trauma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.411 for Partial loss of teeth due to trauma, class I
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.412 for Partial loss of teeth due to trauma, class II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.413 for Partial loss of teeth due to trauma, class III
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.414 for Partial loss of teeth due to trauma, class IV
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.419 for Partial loss of teeth due to trauma, unspecified class
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K08.42 for Partial loss of teeth due to periodontal diseases
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.421 for Partial loss of teeth due to periodontal diseases, class I
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.422 for Partial loss of teeth due to periodontal diseases, class II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.423 for Partial loss of teeth due to periodontal diseases, class III
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.424 for Partial loss of teeth due to periodontal diseases, class IV
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.429 for Partial loss of teeth due to periodontal diseases, unspecified class
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K08.43 for Partial loss of teeth due to caries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.431 for Partial loss of teeth due to caries, class I
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.432 for Partial loss of teeth due to caries, class II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.433 for Partial loss of teeth due to caries, class III
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.434 for Partial loss of teeth due to caries, class IV
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.439 for Partial loss of teeth due to caries, unspecified class
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K08.49 for Partial loss of teeth due to other specified cause
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.491 for Partial loss of teeth due to other specified cause, class I
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.492 for Partial loss of teeth due to other specified cause, class II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.493 for Partial loss of teeth due to other specified cause, class III
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.494 for Partial loss of teeth due to other specified cause, class IV
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.499 for Partial loss of teeth due to other specified cause, unspecified class

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 K08.4:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Tooth Disorders

What are teeth?

Your teeth are made of a hard, bonelike material. There are four parts:

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

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

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

Can tooth disorders be prevented?

The main thing that you can do to prevent tooth disorders is to take good care of your teeth:


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)