Ryan’s dream of losing teeth: A typical anxiety dream & its interpretation
Dreams about losing your teeth are common in times of transition, such as the ones Ryan describes in his dream: Getting a new job, moving, expecting a baby…
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Ryan’s dreams about losing his teeth
“I have never had dreams about losing my teeth until the past three nights. After reading a few articles I think I understand why. I have just taken a new job and am having to move to a new location within just two weeks of the promotion. I have a pregnant wife and a two year old, and with the new job I will have to do quite a bit of traveling which is new to me/us; this has made me very anxious.
In the first dream I was where I currently work talking with a good friend and one tooth fell out, and then all of a sudden the entire top of my mouth came out, gums and all; then all of the bottom teeth fell out one by one.
In the second dream, I was talking with my wife and every time I smiled a tooth fell out.
In the third, I was back in high school and with a girlfriend and just my lower left incisor fell out. I guess the good thing to take away from these dreams is that I am losing less teeth every night. Hopefully I won’t lose any tonight :)”
What does Ryan’s dream about losing teeth mean?
Thank you for sharing your dreams. They are great examples of typical dreams about losing teeth. It sounds like you are going through a lot of important life changes and your dreams reflect in their symbolic language what you are experiencing in his waking life. >> Learn all the meanings of dreams about losing teeth
The dream interpretations associated with losing teeth imagery usually points to anxiety and feeling of loss. Dreaming that you’re losing your teeth could also be a sign that you are making compromises that feel lopsided.
It this way of interpreting your dream does not resonate with you, check whether you are feeling off balance or if you feel that you are involved in a situation that takes a toll on you more than it should.
Dream meaning of losing all your teeth
Your first dream where you are talking with a friend and you are losing not only a tooth, but your entire jaw, and then all your bottom teeth may point at a feeling of loss that is affecting you at a deep personal level. To find out what this mean, I would ask about what that good friend represents to you: Is it good discussion among friends, the comfort and familiarity of being with old friends?
What are the qualities do you usually associate with that friend? Loyalty, enthusiasm, courage? Whatever your first answer is will guide you to dive deeper into finding out what your dream about losing teeth means. Take that quality or these associations and see how they mirror your own qualities. The dream about losing all your teeth could indicate that you are neglecting or compromising too much regarding these qualities in you or in your life.
Dream interpretation of the second dream: Relationships and tooth loss symbolism
Your second dream where you talk with your wife and your teeth are falling out seems to focus more on your relationship with your significant other and how you relate to her. This is the most obvious interpretation.
Perhaps your dream encourages you to look at how behind every smile you make, there’s some other story that plays out for you and or for her: Are you compromising a lot in your relationship and under your smiles, there’s a great feeling of loss? Are trying very hard to keep happy and smiling on the surface while in fact life is wearing you down? The dream points to the fact that behind the appearances of happiness and smiling faces, there’s something else that stays hidden and that does not feel good or right.
Another way to interpret your second dream about losing your teeth is to uncover what your wife represents to you. Let yourself be guided by free associations and loosely think about what qualities she has that you associate with her, what she bring out in you or in your life. The image of your wife in your dream may point to these associations rather than her as a person.
She may also symbolize the “feminine” side of you as a part of your personality that is more in touch with being receptive, softness or emotions.
Dream interpretation of losing a special tooth, the incisor
Your third dream about tooth loss bring you back to high school where you lose one of your incisors. This dream calls on yet another important life period, the teenage years, where personality and social relationships take shape in sometimes intense ways.
It’s no surprise that you dreamed about losing your incisor, which is one of the teeth that typically represents how incisive, aggressive, or assertive one can be regarding life matters and relationships. This last dream may act as a conclusion to the other one: Whatever is happening in the realm of relationships with others and losing touch with familiar environments or friendships may remind you of situations and emotions you have experienced earlier in your life, perhaps during your teenage years.
Losing a tooth, especially the incisor, could point to how all the changes that you are dealing with now affect you with feeling powerless or how circumstances may feel overwhelming.