Apically Positioned Flap

Policy No: 33
Originally Created: 01/01/2000
Section: Periodontics
Last Reviewed: 01/01/2019
Last Revised: 01/01/2018
Approved: 01/01/2018
Effective: 01/01/2018


Apically positioned flap (D4245)

Procedure is used to preserve keratinized gingiva in conjunction with osseous resection and second stage implant procedure. Procedure may also be used to preserve keratinized/attached gingiva during surgical exposure of labially impacted teeth, and may be used during treatment of peri-implantitis.


Procedure is in accordance with generally accepted standards of dental practice.

Procedure is considered inclusive of D4240, D4260, D4261 or D7280.

Administrative guidelines

Process to contract benefits.


CDT - D4000-D4999 - see above.


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