ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K05.5

Other periodontal diseases

Diagnosis Code K05.5

ICD-10: K05.5
Short Description: Other periodontal diseases
Long Description: Other periodontal diseases
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K05.5

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The code K05.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
      • Gingivitis and periodontal diseases (K05)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Gingival pocket
  • Granuloma fissuratum
  • Intrabony periodontal defect
  • Necrotizing periodontal disease
  • Necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis
  • Periodontal and endodontic lesion
  • Periodontal lesion due to traumatic occlusion
  • Periodontal pocket
  • Refractory periodontitis
  • Thickened dental follicle
  • Widened periodontal ligament space

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K05.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Gum Disease

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)

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