In the following situation, which dental code would be used:
Dr extracted tooth “E” (D7140) but then ran across a supernumerary tooth E; removal of impacted tooth-completely bony. What code is used for removal of this supernumerary tooth?
If you are billing to the dental carrier you would use D7240 and note in the remarks area of the CDT form this is a supernumerary tooth. You should also include an x-ray along with the claim.
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