ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 22, 2017

See: Dental caries

K02 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Dental caries

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Includes
  • caries of dentine
  • dental cavities
  • early childhood caries
  • pre-eruptive caries
  • recurrent caries (dentino enamel junction) (enamel) (to the pulp)
  • tooth decay

More specific codes for Dental caries

  • K02.3 - Arrested dental caries
  • K02.5 - Dental caries on pit and fissure surface
    • K02.51 - Dental caries on pit and fissure surface limited to enamel
    • K02.52 - Dental caries on pit and fissure surface penetrating into dentin
    • K02.53 - Dental caries on pit and fissure surface penetrating into pulp
  • K02.6 - Dental caries on smooth surface
    • K02.61 - Dental caries on smooth surface limited to enamel
    • K02.62 - Dental caries on smooth surface penetrating into dentin
    • K02.63 - Dental caries on smooth surface penetrating into pulp
  • K02.7 - Dental root caries
  • K02.9 - Dental caries, unspecified
Back to K02
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K02 Dental caries

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.