Please advise coding on the following:
Pt. presents with pain, swelling around #3–took 2 PAs and measured pocket depths in area–sulcus of #3 gushed pus and blood when probed–doctor treated as perio abscess by doing gross debridement to let it drain through the sulcus, irrigated with Chlorhexidine and prescribed antibiotics.
The most appropriate codes for your scenario are as follows:
D0220, D0230, D4921
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