ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 523.8

Periodontal disease NEC

Diagnosis Code 523.8

ICD-9: 523.8
Short Description: Periodontal disease NEC
Long Description: Other specified periodontal diseases
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 523.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (520–579)
    • Diseases of oral cavity, salivary glands, and jaws (520-529)
      • 523 Gingival and periodontal diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Alveolar periostitis
  • Atrophic senile gingivitis
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bleeding on probing of gingivae
  • Bohn's nodule
  • Cherubism with gingival fibromatosis
  • Chronic gingival granulomatous condition
  • Congenital epulis of newborn
  • Congenital gingival granular cell tumor
  • Drug-induced gingival hyperplasia
  • Early onset periodontitis
  • Early onset periodontitis - generalized
  • Early onset periodontitis - localized
  • Excessive gingival contour of a tooth restoration
  • Giant cell epulis
  • Giant cell fibroma of oral mucosa
  • Gingival cyst of adult
  • Gingival edema
  • Gingival enlargement
  • Gingival erythema
  • Gingival fibroepithelial polyp
  • Gingival fibromatosis
  • Gingival food impaction
  • Gingival hair impaction
  • Gingival hypertrophy due to diphenylhydantoin
  • Gingival odontogenic cyst
  • Gingival papillary blunting
  • Gingival papillary cratering
  • Gingival pigmentation
  • Gingival polyp
  • Gingival pregnancy tumor
  • Gingival pyogenic granuloma
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Granuloma fissuratum
  • Gums bleed to touch
  • Hereditary gingival fibromatosis
  • Hyperplasia of gingiva
  • Hyperplasia of interdental papilla
  • Hypertrichosis with congenital macrogingivae
  • Hypertrophy of gingiva
  • Hypoplasia of gingiva
  • Idiopathic gingival fibromatosis
  • Inadequately attached gingiva
  • Intrabony periodontal defect
  • Loss of gingival stippling
  • Malocclusion due to gingival hyperplasia
  • Minimally attached gingiva
  • Narrow gingival width
  • On examination - hypertrophy of gums
  • Orofacial granulomatosis of gingivae
  • Periodontal and endodontic lesion
  • Periodontal lesion due to traumatic occlusion
  • Periodontal pocket
  • Poor gingival margin to tooth restoration
  • Ramifying pericementitis fibrosa syndrome
  • Refractory periodontitis
  • Retromolar gingival hyperplasia
  • Stillman's gingival cleft
  • Superficial gingival ulcer
  • Suppurative inflammation of subgingival space
  • Tenderness of gums
  • Thick gingival margin to tooth restoration
  • Ulceration of gingivae
  • Widened periodontal ligament space

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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
  • Gingivitis
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Gum biopsy
  • Gums - swollen
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Trench mouth

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