Patient has loss of tooth due to periapical abscess. The abscess was so bad it caused bone loss at the site. How do I code bone loss?

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Patient has loss of tooth due to periapical abscess. The abscess was so bad it caused bone loss at the site. How do I code bone loss?

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Asked on May 30, 2014
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The correct ICD-9-CM code is 525.19

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