Valid for Submission
M27.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of alveolitis of jaws. The code M27.3 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code M27.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute periodontitis, acute suppurative alveolar periostitis, alveolar periostitis, alveolitis of jaw, alveolitis of mandible , alveolitis of maxilla, etc.
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 M27.3:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Alveolar osteitis
- Dry socket
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 M27.3 are found in the index:
- - Gangrene, gangrenous (connective tissue) (dropsical) (dry) (moist) (skin) (ulcer) - See Also: Necrosis; - I96
- - alveolar - M27.3
- - Periostitis (albuminosa) (circumscribed) (diffuse) (infective) (monomelic) - See Also: Osteomyelitis;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute periodontitis
- Acute suppurative alveolar periostitis
- Alveolar periostitis
- Alveolitis of jaw
- Alveolitis of mandible
- Alveolitis of maxilla
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Information for Patients
Jaw Injuries and Disorders
Your jaw is a set of bones that holds your teeth. It consists of two main parts. The upper part is the maxilla. It doesn't move. The moveable lower part is called the mandible. You move it when you talk or chew. The two halves of the mandible meet at your chin. The joint where the mandible meets your skull is the temporomandibular joint.
Jaw problems include
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Osteonecrosis, which happens when your bones lose their blood supply
Treatment of jaw problems depends on the cause.
- Jaw - broken or dislocated (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Malocclusion of teeth (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Micrognathia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Prognathism (Medical Encyclopedia)
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