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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Ptsd And Dental

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I am 30% SC for PTSD and have filed a NOD to hopefully increase the %. In addition to the PTSD I grind my teeth (Bruxism) really bad and have done so since I returned from RVN back in 1968. My family dentist fixed me up with a night guard about 4 years ago which seems to have stabilized my condition but unfortunatly the damage is already done, teeth worn down almost to gums. At the time I filed my PTSD claim thru the DAV I wasn't aware that Bruxism could have been brought on by my PTSD and my family dentist is willing to write a letter for me stating that in his opinion it was more likely than not that the PTSD contributed to my Bruxism. At the time I filed my original PTSD claim I was unaware that my Bruxism could have been brought on by my PTSD so I didn't include it in my PTSD claim. Last week I went back to the DAV and had them file a claim for Bruxism, secondary to PTSD......Anyone out there willing to comment on what I am up against? What I am trying to get is dental coverage for this condition thru the VA....

Semper fi,

Jim Parker USMC RVN 1966-1967

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I think you have a good claim. The main thing is the quality of your dental report. You have to have your dentist say that it is at least as likely as not that your dental problem is the result of your PTSD. He should explain how it happens and why it happens to you. You should get a C&P exam for this eventually. You need strong medical report to make a connection.

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