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Dental: PTSD, Chronic Pain, TMJ, Bruxism TEETH

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Post by Will_I_Ever_Find_Peace Mon 19 Sep 2022, 17:21

Dove96 wrote:Reminder:
Get your teeth looked at! If you have PTSD, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia etc: Start Dental claims if you are affected by Bruxism, TMJ or their related symptoms.

People with PTSD and chronic pain often don't realize the damage is happening...until it is too late.
When you see your dentist - ask if there are visible signs of bruxism.
If your jaw hurts or has signs of TMJ - get it looked at before the joint becomes damaged or misaligned.
Get in a claim for Bruxism or TMJ and wear a mouth guard! Teeth are expensive to replace.
Note: Get that claim in - Any teeth that were damaged before this diagnosis and claim will not be covered for repair/replacement.

I had TMJ and bruxism claims (granted). Sadly I did not know my teeth were not covered until I cracked a tooth by clenching.
I had to start a claim for "Teeth Conditions" since Bruxism only covers the guard - period. TMJ was the joint.
It took me over 2 years to get my teeth covered. In the meantime I had 1 root canal, 2 cracked teeth and 1 pulled - not covered by my VA bruxism or TMJ claims (and well in excess of my Sunlife limits). This was during the period where you were only covered after you were accepted not after you applied.
I was granted the claim and since then I have had my dental covered. I also had one of the broken teeth replaced with an implant.

Don't make the mistake of letting this go - protect your teeth and pocketbook.


I'm pleased that at least someone is getting benefits like this. I've lost 6 teeth due to breaking them and swallowing them when I can sleep. I've done the paperwork 3 times, first time was 26 years ago, the last time 10 years ago. Had the ombudsman try to push VAC for answers. Was told 10 years ago that VAC was considering giving all veterans with PTSD automatic coverage...the delay should say it all. Nickel & diming, it's all BS. They don't mind filling you full of pills, but when it actually costs money, it's a fight...I freaking hate that stuff.

What gets me is why does it always have to take a lawsuit to get some common sense out of Charlottetown, is it the government's plan to make all lawyers rich on the backs of veterans? I called that Drapeau law firm, some French woman was so freaking rude and condescending, then hung up...I asked them in an email if a veteran only gets respect from them when there's cash on the line...they never replied, hmmm. All those bloodsuckers are making money off of our backs, and now there's a TEAM?

ELB settlement, CRA stated it wasn't to be taxed because the money was for pain and suffering, yet the guys on the SISIP class-action were forced to pay taxes? WTF? ELB was identical to SISIP LTD, ELB was designed under the NVC to administer a wage loss benefit, instead of going through Manulife, it's the same! But the freaking CRA decided that vets why received their settlement had to pay that special deemed tax, because Canada went without the time value of taxes not paid for numerous years, when the guys weren't even paid! WTF? That was all about the CRA being unprepared to do all that work for over 10k vets going back years and years. A double standard, and that's another potential lawsuit. One group can't be taxed for the exact same reason that others are granted a tax free status.

I think something needs to be done, all of us should be focusing on our health, not fighting for money.

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Post by Kramer Wed 17 Aug 2022, 13:03

armyvet83 wrote:Which form do I need to file for bruxism and gerd consequential to ptsd?

Have you asked VAC which form(s) you will need?????? To me they would be the first source I would go to for forms. If you have a "My VAC Account" you can send/receive (so-called secure messages) and there is always a paper trail if you think/believe you were given bad/wrong advice.
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Post by Unknown Soldier Tue 16 Aug 2022, 23:03

Dove96 wrote:Reminder:
Get your teeth looked at! If you have PTSD, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia etc: Start Dental claims if you are affected by Bruxism, TMJ or their related symptoms.

People with PTSD and chronic pain often don't realize the damage is happening...until it is too late.
When you see your dentist - ask if there are visible signs of bruxism.
If your jaw hurts or has signs of TMJ - get it looked at before the joint becomes damaged or misaligned.
Get in a claim for Bruxism or TMJ and wear a mouth guard! Teeth are expensive to replace.
Note: Get that claim in - Any teeth that were damaged before this diagnosis and claim will not be covered for repair/replacement.

I had TMJ and bruxism claims (granted). Sadly I did not know my teeth were not covered until I cracked a tooth by clenching.
I had to start a claim for "Teeth Conditions" since Bruxism only covers the guard - period. TMJ was the joint.
It took me over 2 years to get my teeth covered. In the meantime I had 1 root canal, 2 cracked teeth and 1 pulled - not covered by my VA bruxism or TMJ claims (and well in excess of my Sunlife limits). This was during the period where you were only covered after you were accepted not after you applied.
I was granted the claim and since then I have had my dental covered. I also had one of the broken teeth replaced with an implant.

Don't make the mistake of letting this go - protect your teeth and pocketbook.

do you need to get your dentist to fill out forms that say I believe this veterans bruxism was caused by his ptsd”?, because l have hard enough time discussing my mental problems with my MD, let alone telling a dentist, shrinks are a different matter it’s their bread and butter
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Post by armyvet83 Sat 13 Aug 2022, 14:28

Which form do I need to file for bruxism and gerd consequential to ptsd?

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Post by rmsclk Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12:39

Did you apply for a disability pension? If not, you should.

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Post by Dove96 Thu 16 Dec 2021, 04:35

Reminder:
Get your teeth looked at! If you have PTSD, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia etc: Start Dental claims if you are affected by Bruxism, TMJ or their related symptoms.

People with PTSD and chronic pain often don't realize the damage is happening...until it is too late.
When you see your dentist - ask if there are visible signs of bruxism.
If your jaw hurts or has signs of TMJ - get it looked at before the joint becomes damaged or misaligned.
Get in a claim for Bruxism or TMJ and wear a mouth guard! Teeth are expensive to replace.
Note: Get that claim in - Any teeth that were damaged before this diagnosis and claim will not be covered for repair/replacement.

I had TMJ and bruxism claims (granted). Sadly I did not know my teeth were not covered until I cracked a tooth by clenching.
I had to start a claim for "Teeth Conditions" since Bruxism only covers the guard - period. TMJ was the joint.
It took me over 2 years to get my teeth covered. In the meantime I had 1 root canal, 2 cracked teeth and 1 pulled - not covered by my VA bruxism or TMJ claims (and well in excess of my Sunlife limits). This was during the period where you were only covered after you were accepted not after you applied.
I was granted the claim and since then I have had my dental covered. I also had one of the broken teeth replaced with an implant.

Don't make the mistake of letting this go - protect your teeth and pocketbook.

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