Question

Q: What code reports the removal of an epulis caused by an ill-fitting denture?

A: D7970 should be used to report this procedure and is reported on a per arch basis. The per arch fee should be adjusted to the situation (i.e., single epulis removed or multiple epulis removed).

Q: What code reports an operculectomy?

A: D7971 reports an operculectomy, the excision of periocoronal inflammatory or hypertrophied tissues
surrounding a single, partially erupted/impacted tooth. Include a brief narrative identifying the specific tooth
number and outlining why the procedure was necessary.