ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Feb 18, 2018
K05.0 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
Acute gingivitis
  • acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (A69.1)
  • herpesviral [herpes simplex] gingivostomatitis (B00.2)

More specific codes for Acute gingivitis

  • K05.00 - Acute gingivitis, plaque induced
  • K05.01 - Acute gingivitis, non-plaque induced
See also ICD 10 code for
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K05.0 Acute gingivitis

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.