Oroantral Fistula Closure, Primary Closure of a Sinus Perforation

Policy No: 43
Originally Created: 03/01/1997
Section: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Last Reviewed: 01/01/2019
Last Revised: 01/01/2018
Approved: 01/01/2018
Effective: 01/01/2018


Oroantral fistula closure (D7260)
Excision of fistulous tract between maxillary sinus and oral cavity and closure by advancement flap.

Primary closure of a sinus perforation (D7261)
Subsequent to surgical removal of tooth, exposure of sinus requiring repair, or immediate closure of oroantral or oralnasal communication in absence of fistulus tract.


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

Administrative guidelines

D7260 deny procedure under dental contract; procedure is non-contiguous to a tooth and considered medical procedure CPT 30580.

D7261 is considered inclusive to tooth removal.


CDT - D7000-D7999


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