K05.0: Acute gingivitis

Your gums are inflamed.

The gums can become inflamed for instance if you do not clean your teeth properly. In that case, the inflammation develops due to the bacteria found in plaque. The gums can also become inflamed as a result of other diseases.

If the gums are inflamed, they can be reddened and bleed more rapidly.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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