2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K06.0

Gingival recession

    2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • K06.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM K06.0 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K06.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 K06.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Gingival recession (postinfective) (postprocedural)
The following code(s) above K06.0 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 K06.0:
  • K00-K95
    2021 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
  • K06
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K06

    Other disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute gingivitis (K05.0)
    • atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge (K08.2)
    • chronic gingivitis (K05.1)
    • gingivitis NOS (K05.1)
    Other disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge
Clinical Information
  • A loss of gum tissue resulting in an exposure of the roots of the teeth.
  • Exposure of the root surface when the edge of the gum (gingiva) moves apically away from the crown of the tooth. This is common with advancing age, vigorous tooth brushing, diseases, or tissue loss of the gingiva, the periodontal ligament and the supporting bone (alveolar process).
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): Deleted code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): New code
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K06.0
K05.319 …… unspecified severity
K05.32 Chronic periodontitis, generalized
K05.321 …… slight
K05.322 …… moderate
K05.323 …… severe
K05.329 …… unspecified severity
K05.4 Periodontosis
K05.5 Other periodontal diseases
K05.6 Periodontal disease, unspecified
K06 Other disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge
K06.0 Gingival recession
K06.01 Gingival recession, localized
K06.010 Localized gingival recession, unspecified
K06.011 Localized gingival recession, minimal
K06.012 Localized gingival recession, moderate
K06.013 Localized gingival recession, severe
K06.02 Gingival recession, generalized
K06.020 Generalized gingival recession, unspecified
K06.021 Generalized gingival recession, minimal
K06.022 Generalized gingival recession, moderate
K06.023 Generalized gingival recession, severe

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