Understanding D4381 Dental Code and Local Antibiotics

What ADA CDT dental code is D4381?

D4381 is the ADA CDT dental code for the placement of an antibiotic powder or gel under the gum line of specific infected teeth. This code is typically used when placing medicine such as Arestin, PerioChip, or Atridox into the infected gums. The code is officially known as “localized delivery of antimicrobial agents via a controlled release vehicle into diseased crevicular tissue, per tooth.”

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