ICD-10-CM Code M26.79

Other specified alveolar anomalies

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M26.79 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified alveolar anomalies. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M26.79 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal alveolar housing, alveolar bone loss, alveolar bone loss beyond furcation, alveolar bone loss with cratering, bilateral complete cleft lip and bilateral complete cleft of alveolus, broad alveolar housing, etc

ICD-10:M26.79
Short Description:Other specified alveolar anomalies
Long Description:Other specified alveolar anomalies

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 M26.79 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Abnormal alveolar housing
  • Alveolar bone loss
  • Alveolar bone loss beyond furcation
  • Alveolar bone loss with cratering
  • Bilateral complete cleft lip and bilateral complete cleft of alveolus
  • Broad alveolar housing
  • Cleft hard and soft palate with bilateral cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft hard and soft palate with left cleft lip
  • Cleft hard and soft palate with left cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft hard and soft palate with right cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft hard palate with bilateral cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft hard palate with left cleft lip
  • Cleft hard palate with left cleft lip
  • Cleft hard palate with left cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft hard palate with right cleft lip
  • Cleft hard palate with right cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft of alveolar ridge
  • Cleft of soft palate and bilateral cleft lip
  • Cleft palate and bilateral cleft lip
  • Cleft palate and bilateral cleft lip
  • Cleft palate with bilateral cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft soft palate with bilateral cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft soft palate with left cleft lip
  • Cleft soft palate with left cleft lip
  • Cleft soft palate with left cleft lip
  • Cleft soft palate with left cleft lip and alveolus
  • Cleft soft palate with right cleft lip
  • Cleft soft palate with right cleft lip
  • Cleft soft palate with right cleft lip and alveolus
  • Complete bilateral cleft lip
  • Complete left cleft lip
  • Complete left cleft lip and complete left cleft of alveolus
  • Complete right cleft lip
  • Complete right cleft lip and complete right cleft of alveolus
  • Deficiency of alveolar ridge
  • Deficiency of anterior part of lower alveolar ridge
  • Deficiency of posterior part of lower alveolar ridge
  • Excess of anterior part of lower alveolar ridge
  • Excess of posterior part of lower alveolar ridge
  • Feather edge alveolar ridge
  • Incomplete left cleft lip
  • Incomplete left cleft lip and incomplete left cleft of alveolus
  • Incomplete right cleft lip
  • Incomplete right cleft lip and incomplete right cleft of alveolus
  • Insufficient biological width
  • Labial alveolar bony ledging
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology resists vertical and horizontal movement
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with absent anterior labial vestibule
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with hamular notch present
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with hyperplastic mobile anterior ridge
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with minimal resistance to palatal vault
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with no buccal vestibule present
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with poor hamular notch
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with prominent anterior nasal spine
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with reduction of post malar space
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with redundant tissue present
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology with tori present
  • Maxilla residual ridge morphology without palatal vault resistance to horizontal or vertical movement
  • Minimal maxillary ridge support for denture
  • Pointed edge alveolar ridge
  • Resorption of anterior maxillary alveolar bone and anterior nasal spine due to lepromatous leprosy
  • Thin alveolar housing
  • Uranostaphyloschisis with cleft lip
  • Uranostaphyloschisis with cleft lip

Convert M26.79 to ICD-9

  • 524.79 - Oth spcf alveolar anmaly (Approximate Flag)
  • 525.8 - Dental disorder NEC (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 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


Tooth Disorders

What are teeth?

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

  • Enamel, your tooth's hard surface
  • Dentin, the hard yellow part under the enamel
  • Cementum, the hard tissue that covers the root and keeps your teeth in place
  • Pulp, the soft connective tissue in the center of your tooth. It contains nerves and blood vessels.

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

  • Tooth decay - damage to a tooth's surface, which can lead to cavities
  • Abscess - a pocket of pus, caused by a tooth infection
  • Impacted tooth - a tooth did not erupt (break through the gum) when it should have. It is usually wisdom teeth that are impacted, but it can sometimes happen to other teeth.
  • Misaligned teeth (malocclusion)
  • Tooth injuries such as broken or chipped teeth

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

  • Abnormal color or shape of the tooth
  • Tooth pain
  • Worn-down teeth

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

  • Fillings for cavities
  • Root canals for cavities or infections that affect the pulp (inside of the tooth)
  • Extractions (pulling teeth) for teeth that are impacted and causing problems or are too damaged to be fixed. You may also have a tooth or teeth pulled because of overcrowding in your mouth.

Can tooth disorders be prevented?

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

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
  • Limit sugary snacks and drinks
  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco
  • See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

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