ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 24, 2017

See: Dental caries on pit and fissure surface

  ICD-10 Code for Dental caries on pit & fissure surface limited to enamel K02.51

K02.51 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K02.51 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K00-K14 Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
Category K02 Dental caries

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Inclusion Term
  • White spot lesions [initial caries] on pit and fissure surface of tooth

Related Terms to “Dental caries on pit and fissure surface limited to enamel”

  • Caries
    • dental(dentino enamel junction) (early childhood) (of dentine) (pre-eruptive) (recurrent) (to the pulp) - K02.9
      • chewing surface
        • limited to enamel - K02.51
      • coronal surface
        • chewing surface
          • limited to enamel - K02.51
        • pit and fissure surface
          • limited to enamel - K02.51
      • pit and fissure surface
        • limited to enamel - K02.51
    • initial(tooth)
      • chewing surface - K02.51
      • pit and fissure surface - K02.51
  • Lesion(s) (nontraumatic)
    • tooth, teeth - K08.9
      • white spot
        • chewing surface - K02.51
        • pit and fissure surface - K02.51
    • white spot(tooth)
      • chewing surface - K02.51
      • pit and fissure surface - K02.51
  • WhiteSee also condition
    • spot lesions, teeth
      • chewing surface - K02.51
      • pit and fissure surface - K02.51
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