K06.1: Gingival enlargement

Your gums are thickened.

The gums can become thicker due to inflammations, particular diseases or drugs, for example. Sometimes the exact cause is not known either.

The symptoms depend on how severely the gums are thickened. Pathogens can accumulate under the thickened gums. As a result, the gums may become inflamed more easily. They then become reddened and bleed more quickly.

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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