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ICD-10-CM Code K02.5
Dental caries on pit and fissure surface

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code K02.5 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of K02.5 that describes the diagnosis 'dental caries on pit and fissure surface' in more detail.

The ICD code K02 is used to code Dental caries

Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, cavities, or caries, is a breakdown of teeth due to activities of bacteria. The cavities may be a number of different colors from yellow to black. Symptoms may include pain and difficulty with eating. Complications may include inflammation of the tissue around the tooth, tooth loss, and infection or abscess formation.

Specialty: Dentistry
MeSH Code: D003731
ICD 9 Code: 521.0

Destruction of a tooth by dental caries. This type of decay is also known as root decay.

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Coding Notes for K02.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Dental caries on chewing surface of tooth

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K02.5 - Dental caries on pit and fissure surface'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K02.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: K02 - Dental caries

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