VA claims for teeth and mouth conditions
If you are a veteran with a service-connected dental disability you will receive free dental care. If you have a 100% VA Disability Rating you will also receive free dental care from the Veterans Health Administration.
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Free dental care for veterans is hard to come by and these are the only two situations where the VA will cover your teeth.
The VA rates teeth and mouth conditions under 38 CFR § 4.150, which covers Dental and Oral Conditions for veterans.
I talked with a Vietnam Veteran today about his teeth and mouth conditions as a result of the medications that he was given by the Veterans Health Administration.
He has a VA disability rating for dental implants in his mandible and his maxilla.
He lost all of his upper teeth and his lower teeth and these are valuable VA disability claims because they are rated at 30% or higher.
The parts the jumped out at me where if all of your upper teeth are missing that is a 30% VA Disability rating for teeth and mouth conditions
If both your upper and lower teeth are missing you get 30% for each and pyramiding is not a factor because two different parts of your mouth are affected namely your upper and lower jaw.
This is a 30% VA disability rating for your upper teeth and an additional 30% VA disability rating for your lower teeth.
Here are the different teeth and mouth conditions that you can file a VA claim for.
Conditions of the Mandible (lower jaw bone)
Conditions of the Maxilla (upper jaw bone)
Conditions of the Temporomandibular Joint (jaw joint) and Condyloid Process
Conditions of the Palates
Conditions of the Teeth
Cancer and Tumors of the Mouth and Teeth
Another thing you might want to take a look at is the rating criteria for VA Disability for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. This VA Disability is commonly known as TMJ for short.
The temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.