ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 521.00

Dental caries NOS

Diagnosis Code 521.00

ICD-9: 521.00
Short Description: Dental caries NOS
Long Description: Dental caries, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 521.00

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (520–579)
    • Diseases of oral cavity, salivary glands, and jaws (520-529)
      • 521 Diseases of hard tissues of teeth

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Tooth Decay

Also called: Cavities, Dental caries

You call it a cavity. Your dentist calls it tooth decay or dental caries. They're all names for a hole in your tooth. The cause of tooth decay is plaque, a sticky substance in your mouth made up mostly of germs. Tooth decay starts in the outer layer, called the enamel. Without a filling, the decay can get deep into the tooth and its nerves and cause a toothache or abscess.

To help prevent cavities

  • Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
  • Snack smart - limit sugary snacks
  • See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

  • Dental cavities
  • Dental plaque identification at home
  • Dental sealants
  • Plaque: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Seal Out Tooth Decay: A Fact Sheet for Parents - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Tooth decay - early childhood
  • Tooth decay -- early childhood
  • Toothaches

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