I had a patient come in with pain on tooth #31, tissue was overgrown on occlusal surface so he trimmed it back with laser. What code could i use for this?

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I had a patient come in with pain on tooth #31, tissue was overgrown on occlusal surface so he trimmed it back with laser. What code could i use for this?

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Asked on October 28, 2013
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The most appropriate code would be D7971 (excision of pericornal gingiva)

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