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Dental Malocclusion F053
Last amended11 March 2019
Current RMA Instruments
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||19 of 2019|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||20 of 2019|
Changes from previous Instruments
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 524.2,524.4
- ICD-10-AM Codes: K07.2, K07.4
Dental malocclusion is acquired misalignment of contact between the upper and lower teeth sufficient to create problems and warrant treatment.
Confirming the diagnosis
The diagnosis is made on clinical grounds, by a dentist.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
Clinical onset will be when the condition first became symptomatic, or was first identified by a dentist.
For clinical worsening to develop there will generally need to be a new and different cause for the condition to that which caused initial clinical onset, rather than progression of the initial problem.