D7971 Excision of pericoronal gingiva

What dental code is D7971?

D7971 is the dental code for the removal of an operculum (operculectomy) or of peri-coronal gingiva. This typically involves the surgical removal of inflammatory or hypertrophied gum tissues surrounding a partially erupted tooth. The code is officially known as “excision of pericoronal gingiva.”

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