2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K03.3

Pathological resorption of teeth

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K03.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K03.3 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K03.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 K03.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Internal granuloma of pulp
  • Resorption of teeth (external)
The following code(s) above K03.3 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 K03.3:
  • K00-K95
    2019 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
  • K03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K03

    Other diseases of hard tissues of teeth

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Other diseases of hard tissues of teeth
Approximate Synonyms
  • Pathological resorption of tooth
  • Pathological resorption, dental
Clinical Information
  • Resorption of calcified dental tissue, involving demineralization due to reversal of the cation exchange and lacunar resorption by osteoclasts.
  • Resorption of calcified dental tissue, involving demineralization due to reversal of the cation exchange and lacunar resorption by osteoclasts. There are two types: external (as a result of tooth pathology) and internal (apparently initiated by a peculiar inflammatory hyperplasia of the pulp). (from jablonski, dictionary of dentistry, 1992, p676)
ICD-10-CM K03.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 157 Dental and oral diseases with mcc
  • 158 Dental and oral diseases with cc
  • 159 Dental and oral diseases without cc/mcc

Convert K03.3 to ICD-9-CM

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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K03.3:
  • Granuloma L92.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L92.9

    Granulomatous disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • pulp, internal K03.3 (tooth)
  • Pathologic, pathological - see also condition
    • resorption, tooth K03.3
  • Resorption
    • dental (roots) K03.3
    • teeth K03.3 (external) (internal) (pathological) (roots)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K03.3
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
K03.4 Hypercementosis
K03.5 Ankylosis of teeth
K03.6 Deposits [accretions] on teeth
K03.7 Posteruptive color changes of dental hard tissues
K03.8 Other specified diseases of hard tissues of teeth
K03.81 Cracked tooth
K03.89 Other specified diseases of hard tissues of teeth
K03.9 Disease of hard tissues of teeth, unspecified
K04 Diseases of pulp and periapical tissues
K04.0 Pulpitis

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