2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K06.8

Other specified disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • K06.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Oth disrd of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K06.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K06.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 K06.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Fibrous epulis
  • Flabby alveolar ridge
  • Giant cell epulis
  • Peripheral giant cell granuloma of gingiva
  • Pyogenic granuloma of gingiva
  • Vertical ridge deficiency
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (K06.8) and the excluded code together.
  • gingival cyst (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K09.0

    Developmental odontogenic cysts

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dentigerous cyst
    • Eruption cyst
    • Follicular cyst
    • Gingival cyst
    • Lateral periodontal cyst
    • Primordial cyst
    Type 2 Excludes
    K09.0
    )
The following code(s) above K06.8 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 K06.8:
  • 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
  • K06
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K06

    Other disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bleeding gums
  • Giant cell epulis
  • Gingival polyp
ICD-10-CM K06.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 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 K06.8 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to K06.8:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M27.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M27.1

    Giant cell granuloma, central

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Giant cell granuloma NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • peripheral giant cell granuloma (K06.8)
  • Type 2 Excludes: L98.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.0

    Pyogenic granuloma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • pyogenic granuloma of gingiva (K06.8)
    • pyogenic granuloma of maxillary alveolar ridge (K04.5)
    • pyogenic granuloma of oral mucosa (K13.4)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K06.8:
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • vertical ridge K06.8
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • gum, acquired NEC K06.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • alveolar ridge
      • edentulous K06.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K06.9

        Disorder of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        • specified NEC K06.8
    • edentulous (alveolar) K06.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K06.9

      Disorder of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • specified NEC K06.8
    • gingiva K06.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K06.9

      Disorder of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • specified NEC K06.8
  • Epulis K06.8 (gingiva) (fibrous) (giant cell)
  • Flabby ridge K06.8
  • Giant
    • cell
      • epulis K06.8
      • peripheral granuloma K06.8
  • Granuloma L92.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L92.9

    Granulomatous disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • giant cell (central) (reparative) (jaw) M27.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M27.1

      Giant cell granuloma, central

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Giant cell granuloma NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • peripheral giant cell granuloma (K06.8)
      • gingiva K06.8 (peripheral)
    • pyogenic, pyogenicum (of) (skin) L98.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.0

      Pyogenic granuloma

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 2 Excludes
      • pyogenic granuloma of gingiva (K06.8)
      • pyogenic granuloma of maxillary alveolar ridge (K04.5)
      • pyogenic granuloma of oral mucosa (K13.4)
      • gingiva K06.8
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (concealed) R58
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R58

    Hemorrhage, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Hemorrhage NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • hemorrhage included with underlying conditions, such as:
    • acute duodenal ulcer with hemorrhage (K26.0)
    • acute gastritis with bleeding (K29.01)
    • ulcerative enterocolitis with rectal bleeding (K51.01)
    • gingiva K06.8
    • gum K06.8
  • Polyp, polypus
    • gingiva, gum K06.8
  • Ridge, alveolus - see also condition
    • flabby K06.8
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • gingiva K06.8
    • gum K06.8
  • Ulorrhagia, ulorrhea K06.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K06.8
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
K06.1 Gingival enlargement
K06.2 Gingival and edentulous alveolar ridge lesions associated with trauma
K06.3 Horizontal alveolar bone loss
K06.8 Other specified disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge
K06.9 Disorder of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge, unspecified
K08 Other disorders of teeth and supporting structures
K08.0 Exfoliation of teeth due to systemic causes
K08.1 Complete loss of teeth
K08.10 Complete loss of teeth, unspecified cause
K08.101 …… class I
K08.102 …… class II
K08.103 …… class III
K08.104 …… class IV
K08.109 …… unspecified class

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