2022 ICD-10-CM Code K08.5

Unsatisfactory restoration of tooth

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K08.5
Short Description:Unsatisfactory restoration of tooth
Long Description:Unsatisfactory restoration of tooth

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
      • Other disorders of teeth and supporting structures (K08)

K08.5 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unsatisfactory restoration of tooth. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Unsatisfactory restoration of tooth

Non-specific codes like K08.5 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 unsatisfactory restoration of tooth:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.50 for Unsatisfactory restoration of tooth, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.51 for Open restoration margins of tooth
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.52 for Unrepairable overhanging of dental restorative materials
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K08.53 for Fractured dental restorative material
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.530 for Fractured dental restorative material without loss of material
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.531 for Fractured dental restorative material with loss of material
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.539 for Fractured dental restorative material, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.54 for Contour of existing restoration of tooth biologically incompatible with oral health
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.55 for Allergy to existing dental restorative material
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.56 for Poor aesthetic of existing restoration of tooth
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.59 for Other unsatisfactory restoration of tooth

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 K08.5:


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)