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dental abscess

Regina Posted Wed 02nd of May, 2012 18:53:03 PM

Patient prestents to ED with dental abscess. Note reads: 1.5 x 2 cm fluctuant area that is proximal to the left mandibular ramus with no erythema. Markedy carries L posterior mandibular molar. No visible gingival abscess.

Procedue note reads: A 5mm incision was made in the most fluctuant area of the abscess usin #10 blade. Approximately 2 ml pus - caseous expressed. The incision was left open with a drain in place.

What would be correct CPT for this procedue?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 02nd of May, 2012 19:19:01 PM

I would prefer using 41800

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