2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K02.6

Dental caries on smooth surface

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • K02.6 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K02.6 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K02.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 K02.6 may differ.
The following code(s) above K02.6 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K02.6:
  • K00-K95
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K02

    Dental caries

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • caries of dentine
    • dental cavities
    • early childhood caries
    • pre-eruptive caries
    • recurrent caries (dentino enamel junction) (enamel) (to the pulp)
    • tooth decay
    Dental caries
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K02.6
K00.9 Disorder of tooth development, unspecified
K01 Embedded and impacted teeth
K01.0 Embedded teeth
K01.1 Impacted teeth
K02 Dental caries
K02.3 Arrested dental caries
K02.5 Dental caries on pit and fissure surface
K02.51 …… limited to enamel
K02.52 …… penetrating into dentin
K02.53 …… penetrating into pulp
K02.6 Dental caries on smooth surface
K02.61 …… limited to enamel
K02.62 …… penetrating into dentin
K02.63 …… penetrating into pulp
K02.7 Dental root caries
K02.9 Dental caries, unspecified
K03 Other diseases of hard tissues of teeth
K03.0 Excessive attrition of teeth
K03.1 Abrasion of teeth
K03.2 Erosion of teeth
K03.3 Pathological resorption of teeth

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.