ICD-10-CM Code K11.7

Disturbances of salivary secretion

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K11.7 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of disturbances of salivary secretion. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code K11.7 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal salivary secretion, continuous salivary secretion, disturbance of salivary secretion, dribbling from mouth, dribbling from one side of mouth, drug-induced xerostomia, etc

Short Description:Disturbances of salivary secretion
Long Description:Disturbances of salivary secretion

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K11.7:

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.
  • Hypoptyalism
  • Ptyalism
  • Xerostomia

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.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 K11.7 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abnormal salivary secretion
  • Continuous salivary secretion
  • Disturbance of salivary secretion
  • Dribbling from mouth
  • Dribbling from one side of mouth
  • Drug-induced xerostomia
  • Excessive salivation
  • Excessive salivation - symptom
  • Hyposecretion of salivary gland
  • Hyposecretion of salivary gland
  • Idiopathic paroxysmal sialorrhea
  • No salivation
  • O/E-mouth-excessive salivation
  • Pseudoptyalism
  • Radiation-induced xerostomia
  • Reduced salivation
  • Salivary dysfunction caries secondary to aging
  • Salivary dysfunction caries secondary to medication
  • Salivary dysfunction caries secondary to radiation therapy
  • Salivary dysfunction dental caries
  • Salivation finding
  • Salivation finding
  • Salivation finding
  • Salivation finding
  • Secondary dental caries associated with local or systemic factors
  • Sialoschesis
  • Xerostomia
  • Xerostomia
  • Xerostomia
  • Xerostomia
  • Xerostomia due to autoimmune disease
  • Xerostomia due to dehydration
  • Xerostomia due to hyposecretion of salivary gland
  • Xerostomia due to mouth breathing
  • Xerostomia following radiotherapy

Convert K11.7 to ICD-9

  • 527.7 - Salivary secretion dis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
      • Diseases of salivary glands (K11)

Code History

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

Information for Patients

Salivary Gland Disorders

Your salivary glands are in your mouth. You have three pairs of major salivary glands and hundreds of small (minor) glands. They make saliva (spit) and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

Problems with salivary glands can cause them to become irritated and swollen. You may have symptoms such as

  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Pain in your face or mouth
  • Swelling of your face or neck

Causes of salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction, or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders, such as mumps or Sjogren's syndrome.

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