Poor Dentition ICD-10-CM Codes

Read this short guide and learn about poor dentition ICD codes you can use.

By Priya Singh on Jun 16, 2024.

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Poor Dentition ICD-10-CM Codes

What poor dentition ICD codes can I use?

If you’re looking for poor dentition ICD codes, you will likely have trouble looking for one because no ICD codes specifically mention poor dentition in their names. The closest you’ll get are the following:

  1. K08.9 - Disorder of teeth and supporting structures, unspecified

This ICD-10 is meant to be used on a patient diagnosed with a disorder of the teeth and their supporting structures. It’s unspecified as to what that is, so it could be anything until a specific problem has been identified and confirmed.

  1. K08.89 - Other specified disorders of teeth and supporting structures

This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient diagnosed with a condition of the teeth and their supporting structures. This isn’t an unspecified code like Item 1. If the problem doesn’t have a specific ICD-10 code, this is the best ICD-10 code to use.

Are these poor dentition ICD codes billable?

Yes. Both of these poor dentition-related ICD-10 codes are valid and billable.

Clinical information about poor dentition:

When dentists use the term poor dentition, they refer to the poor development and arrangement of teeth. This can be caused by several factors, such as having an overall poor quality of life, poor dental hygiene, an unhealthy diet, and an underlying condition like diabetes or cancer. All of these can contribute to poor dentition and the loss of teeth over time.

To address the problem of poor dentition, the specific issues it's tied to need to be addressed; some are complex. If poor dentition is simply caused by poor dental hygiene, then practicing good dental hygiene is best. Avoiding smoking is also recommended because smoking is one of the leading causes of tooth loss/poor dentition. If the person has an underlying condition, then that condition must be treated/managed. If poor dentition can be traced to an overall poor quality of life, then something has to be done to improve a person’s overall quality of life, but that’s always easier said than done. Some people don’t have the finances to improve their overall quality of life.

Synonyms include:

  • Impaired dentition
  • Tooth disorder
  • Tooth problem
  • Tooth symptoms
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Commonly asked questions

Are there any ICD codes that mention poor dentition?

Sadly, no. Perhaps in the future, there will be.

Are there any other factors besides the factors mentioned above that can cause poor dentition?

Age. The older we get, the higher the risk of poor dentition and tooth loss.

What problems can arise from poor dentition?

Toothaches and difficulty chewing.

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