Broken Teeth; Broken Dreams

I had a horrid dream last night.

I dreamed that I was at an SCA event, it was supposed to be a small event, but there were people everywhere and I got the impression it was way bigger than anyone thought it was going to be.  Anyway, I bit into something and I heard a noise and thought I had cracked a  tooth.  I went to check the tooth hurt and realized that I had broken ALL my teeth.  They had broken horizontally about half way down each tooth and when I reached into my mouth to touch them I pulled out all my half broken teeth stuck together in a what looked sort of like dentures without the top/gum bit… just a semi-circle of broken teeth all held together by who knows what.  As I pulled them out of my mouth, I could feel the ‘roots’ of the my teeth running very deep and being pulled out from behind my upper jaw bone and cheekbones and face.  The pain ran up to my eyes and radiated out to my ears.  I stood there looking at the mouthguard shaped teeth (no roots on them though?) and quickly tried to put them back into place so I could go find a dentist – but we were in bum fuck no where at an SCA event on a weekend and knew I wouldn’t have a hope in hell of finding a dentist.  It hurt like hell trying to put them back, trying to line up the long roots of each teeth to go up into the cavities behind my cheeks and face.  I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t open my mouth without them starting to fall out again so I had extreme difficulty trying to tell anyone that all my teeth were broken.

I’ve had dreams about teeth falling out before, just one here or there but never anything this disturbing!  I woke up in the middle of it, thanks to an inconveniently early (0530… who does that btw!?!) text from a friend leaving me feeling excessively anxious and then terribly relieved to discover that my teeth were still in situ and not in fact broken.

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Time to let the Internets do the talking…

Broken teeth in a dream are a representation of disruptive challenges and stress. Dreaming of a tooth or teeth breaking can be a warning about a costly compromise you are about to make and the difficulties and misfortune that may result from it. Read more dream interpretations to decipher the meaning of your dream.

Primary dream meaning of broken teeth: Instability and search for balance

Dreaming that your teeth are breaking isn’t generally associated with positive feelings. When you want to find out the meaning of your dream, take it as a useful clue: Because your dream contains imagery and symbols that stimulate negative emotions, it may refer to something disruptive that is undermining your balance in your waking life. How to interpret broken teeth or teeth breaking? A good starting place is to think about what is or could disrupt balance, pleasure, well-being in your life. Seeing broken teeth indicates that your foundations or stability is being challenged. Check how this could refer to a situation or feelings in your waking life to get a key on how to interpret your dream of broken teeth.

Dream interpretation of broken teeth: Questioning reliability & trustworthiness

A broken tooth or breaking teeth in dreams denote that something is unreliable in your life. The dream could point to you or other people. Broken teeth could represent doubts or concerns over the reliability of your health, aging of your body, or physical appearance. This dream symbol could also point to things you have said that may or may not be really trustworthy. A broken tooth or teeth would symbolize guilt you feel about a broken promise or concerns over promises you or others cannot depend on.

Broken tooth, dream symbol for pain and loss

Broken teeth symbolize pain over losing something that is important to you. You may be currently experiencing changes in your life, transitioning from one place or job to another, ending a relationship or working on modifying your habits. Dreaming about teeth breaking is a common symbol for concerns over change and loss. Your dream could point to the fear of getting hurt emotionally and perhaps physically as well by an upcoming situation or by someone.

When dreaming about broken teeth means costly compromises

A dream about teeth breaking can be interpreted as a warning about the cost of a decision or action. You may have or are about to make a choice that compromises with your real needs or desires. Broken teeth may represent the emotional pain that comes with such a choice. A costly compromise is like losing a part of you or denying important needs. Through an image related to the body, a broken tooth or teeth, your dream is most likely pointing to the emotional pain that your decision triggered.

Broken teeth in dreams: An invitation to look at your life direction

A meaning of a dream about teeth breaking could be that you are “breaking” yourself and your sense of balance in order to satisfy others or goals that do not serve you well in the end. Dreaming about broken teeth could be a warning about a course of action you have chosen and its potential drawbacks. A broken teeth dream is an invitation to look at the path you have chosen. Check if you are losing sight of yourself and your true needs by going after some ideals that may not align with who you truly are or by compromising too much to fit with other people’s expectations.

Ahuh, between daily chronic pain, continued infertility and not having more children, prescription drug dependencies and lack of sleep, marital and relationship dysfunction and disharmony, a looming third party injury case and indecisiveness about completing my PhD and well, the direction for my entire life… yeah, none of that shit sounds familiar at all.  🙁

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