ICD-10-CM Code M26.609

Unspecified temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified side

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M26.609 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified side. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M26.609 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like left temporomandibular joint disorder or temporomandibular joint disorder.

ICD-10:M26.609
Short Description:Unspecified TMJ joint disorder, unspecified side
Long Description:Unspecified temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified side

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 M26.609:

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.
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder NOS

Synonyms

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

  • Left temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder

Replacement Code

M26609 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • M26.60 - Temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified

Convert M26.609 to ICD-9

  • 524.60 - TMJ disorders NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] and other disorders of jaw (M26-M27)
      • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] (M26)

Code History

  • 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


Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the side of your head. When it works well, it enables you to talk, chew, and yawn. For people with TMJ dysfunction, problems with the joint and muscles around it may cause

  • Pain that travels through the face, jaw, or neck
  • Stiff jaw muscles
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Painful clicking or popping in the jaw
  • A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

Jaw pain may go away with little or no treatment. Treatment may include simple things you can do yourself, such as eating soft foods or applying ice packs. It may also include pain medicines or devices to insert in your mouth. In very rare cases, you might need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research


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