Diagnosis Code K05.321
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 523.42 - Chron periodontitis,gen (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Replacement Code Replacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).
This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
- K05.32 - Chronic periodontitis, generalized
Information for Patients
Also called: Periodontal disease
If you have gum disease, you're not alone. Many U.S. adults currently have some form of the disease. It ranges from simple gum inflammation, called gingivitis, to serious damage to the tissue and bone supporting the teeth. In the worst cases, you can lose teeth.
In gingivitis, the gums become red and swollen. They can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You can usually reverse it with daily brushing and flossing and regular cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. If you have periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. If not treated, the bones, gums and connective tissue that support the teeth are destroyed.
NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
- Bleeding gums (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gingivitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gums - swollen (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Periodontitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Trench mouth (Medical Encyclopedia)