Post # 1
So this is getting kind of weird. I have never had any recurring themes in my dreams (let alone nightmares) & to be quite honest, I have never given much credence to dream interpretation but this is getting ridiculous. Over the past month I have had 3 seperate dreams involving broken teeth… and they’re horrible. In the first they had been ground down to the gums, apparently from too much friction (grinding my jaw back & forth). In the second they were just falling right out & in the third I had lockjaw which broke off a filling & then the other half came fell out subsequently. I had to pry my jaw open to get it out. SOOO WEIRD!
I used to clench my jaw in my sleep when I was stressed out but I haven’t noticed this happen recently. I also haven’t had any tooth pain & the most recent dental work I had was 5 months ago. How do I make these go away?!
Post # 3
@MrsRugbee: I have recurring dreams ALL the time. It used to happen so often that after a while in my dream I would realize I had had the dream before & I would tell myself in the dream that I was dreaming & needed to wake up. Usually I would actually wake up when I did this. There were also some action packed dreams that I had, for instance I had a dream where my dad had some computer chip or something that had some like, government secrets on it & people were after him trying to kill him & find the chip. I had that one so often that in the middle of it I would realize I was having a dream I had before & know exactly where to go in the dream to find the computer chip (It was hidden in a cereal box lol).
I don’t know WHAT causes recurring dreams, I’ve always wanted to go to a dream analyst. I also have dreams of my teeth falling out at least monthly, sometimes weekly but I always thought I had them because I did break my two front teeth when I was 8 roller skating & my front teeth are veneers (sp?) so I thought the traumatic incident caused the dreams.
Post # 4
I have had dreams where my teeth fall out for years. It’s awful. I have other recurring dreams, but when I tell people about this one they think I’m crazy. It’s interesting because I also clench my jaw. I haven’t had any dream about my teeth for a couple months or so, but back when I was having them a lot, I did look at this site.
Post # 5
Try keeping a written log of your dreams.
Is it possible you have bruxism?
Post # 6
I have teeth nightmares too. Contrary to the experiences of other Bees, I’ve actually encountered a number of people who have the same/similar dreams.
Post # 7
I’ve definitely had teeth dreams. It’s usually weird dreams where I’ll suddenly be able to pull all my teeth out (remember the Always Sunny in Philidelphia where Charlie can pull his teeth out? Just like that). I’ve never had them that frequently! I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Aren’t teeth dreams usually about stress?
Post # 8
I have dreams that my teeth are falling out all the time. They are so freaky, and I find that when I wake up in the morning my jaw is a bit tender. Embarrassingly enough, I still have dreams that I am walking to my bathroom, and on the way I realize I am dreaming and always think, “No! Wake up before you pee.” I can always wake myself up from it, but gosh, if I didn’t that would not be fun
I also have this awesome recurring dream that I am in this swanky 15 room hotel suite which is in a mall. All I do is look at the rooms, which are just crazy beautiful. I love that dream…sigh.
I’m not sure how to stop them, but I do know that the more often I have a dream the easier it is to control. For instance, when I have teeth dreams I don’t even freak out in the dream anymore, I just drive to the dentist.
ETA: I also find that if I do something I love before bed, like reading or watching a movie, I tend to not have bad dreams. Perhaps doing something to de-stress before bed would be helpful.
Post # 9
Are you feeling stressed lately? I heard someone say once up on a time that broken teeth dreams are symbolic of stress in your waking life. Not sure how true that is or if I really believe it, but that’s what I’ve heard
Post # 10
Another crazy reoccuring dream I used to have was really traumatic! I had this one dream that was in black and white…kind of like World War II footage. I would be strapped down in a hospital while planes would fly overhead and drop mechanical pencil lead (weird I know). But I would always feel so out of control and tortured!!!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I have teeth dreams quite often! And dreams of tornadoes but that’s another story…
I heard a few times losing teeth is the “ultimate” loss of control (as they are so permanent, they’re so central to our persona, they’re so visible, etc). Are you feeling a loss of control? We ALL know weddings will do that to us!!!
Post # 12
I’ve had teeth dreams as well. Usually my gums and teeth are falling out and i’m trying to keep my jaw in place! It’s so wierd, it’s like broken dentures almost! You are totally not alone and it is so freaky!
Post # 13
@lealorali: OMG I have tornado dreams ALL THE TIME!!! Although to my luck, it always ends just before it hits….and i’m ususally trying to get everyone under cover and then someone doesn’t listen! I’ve also had two tsunami dreams….those are weird considering I live in the middle of the US……no ocean coast for thousands of miles!
Post # 14
They says these type of dreams (which are fairly common btw), symbolize the dreamer’s feeling that they are talking too much about something or to someone, and clues in the dream’s context indicates what it is. I find I keep having similar dreams recurring on the same theme (different variations)until I figure out what I was trying to tell myself, then it stops.
Post # 15
Apparently teeth falling out is one of the most common dreams. If you believe in dream interpretation at all, it’s supposed to mean that you’ve said something you wish you could take back/or you’ve told a lie (ie, it fell out of your mouth and you don’t want that to happen).
Post # 16
I have a lot of teeth dreams, but I’m in the dental field and look at teeth everyday so that’s probably part of the reason why. I’ve had several teeth falling out dreams in the last few years. Another recurring dream is that I’m either wearing braces or just had them removed and I look in the mirror and my teeth are extremely crooked and/or falling out. They look worse than they did before I had my braces in real life a few years ago.
I also have dreams where I’ll find out I have a bunch of cavities or need crowns on a bunch of teeth. In one dream I was in the dental chair getting a crown done. It’s weird because I’ve never had a crown in real life.
I think I clench during the night when I’m stressed and I have TMJ problems. I don’t know if the dreams are related or not.