Billable Medical Code for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 524.60
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 524.60.
The Short Description Is: TMJ disorders NOS.
TMJ is also known as left temporomandibular joint disorder, left TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, left TMJ disorder, right temporomandibular joint disorder, right TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, right TMJ disorder, temporomandibular joint (tmj) disorder, temporomandibular joint (tmj) pain syndrome, temporomandibular joint (tmj) tenderness, temporomandibular joint disorder, temporomandibular joint tender, and temporomandibular joint-pain-dysfunction syndrome, TMJ disorder, TMJ pain dysfunction syndrome, TMJ tenderness, and TMJ pain dysfunction syndrome.
TMJ Definition and Symptoms
TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint disorders, is a condition where there is an issue with the the temporomandibular joint that connects the jaw to the skull. The exact cause of TMJ can be very difficult to pin point because the pain may be related to multiple other issues such as grinding the teeth or jaw clenching. Symptoms of TMJ include pain in the jaw, facial pain, the jaw joint locking, difficulty chewing, and pain around the ear.