CDT-2024 D4381

LOCALIZED DELIVERY OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS VIA A CONTROLLED RELEASE VEHICLE INTO DISEASED CREVICULAR TISSUE, PER TOOTH

FDA approved subgingival delivery devices containing antimicrobial medication(s) are inserted into periodontal pockets to suppress the pathogenic microbiota.  These devices slowly release the pharmacological agents so they can remain at the intended site of action in a therapeutic concentration for a sufficient length of time.

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  1. Do not report D4381 to describe the use of Perio Protect.®  D4381 reports the localized delivery of antimicrobial agents into the periodontal pocket.  The Perio Protect® method utilizes custom trays to facilitate the delivery of antimicrobials to the entire upper and lower arches. Use D5995/D5996 to report Perio Protect® trays.  
  2. Do not use D4381 to report chlorhexidine or other medicinal agent irrigation.  See D4921 to report gingival irrigation - per quadrant.

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D6980

REVISED CODE

Fixed Partial Denture Repair

A single cast metal crown restoration that is retained, supported and stablized by an abutment on an implant; may be screw retained or cemented.

NOTE: May be orthodontic related