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What does my dream mean?

Asked by latinagirl56 (109 points ) January 10th, 2012

In my dream I had last night I dreamt that I was in this big hotel/museum/doctor’s office thing and I had braces again. So I was walking around and noticed that my teeth were hurting. So I went looked in a mirror and I took my rubber bands off that were hurting my teeth, also in the process of taking off the rubber bands the metal that were on my teeth also came off. I think there was some blood but I can’t really remember. And so when I ooked at my teeth in the mirror I noticed that some of my teeth looked kind of rotten and smaller than my other teeth. And then I started feeling that my teeth were moving around. I freaked out and I tried putting my rubber bands back on but when I was trying to put them back on the rubber band broke so I had to tie it into a knot and then I wrapped the rubber band back into my teeth. And then the next thing I knew I looked in the mirror again and I had two teeth in the front of my mouth they looked nasty and they were chipped I had a lot of missing teeth in my mouth. But I had more missing teeth on the right side of my mouth were I had the pain. So while I was still in the hotel/museum/doctor’s office I went to go see a orthodontist and she showed me how my gums looked, and they were red puffy and I was still in a lot of pain. So while I was in her office she gave me some gas and i knocked out, and when I woke up I had teeth again. My new teeth looked awesome but I was still hurting a little from the work that the orthodontist did. Can anyone please tell me what my dream means. My dream kind of scared me and I can’t stop thinking about it.

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Sunny2's avatar

Most dreams are a rehash of something that you are going through or went through. This sounds like that kind of dream. It may include some fears about the whole process of straightening your teeth. Don’t worry about it.

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KalWest's avatar

Teeth are symbolic of the ability to make decisions, and problems with teeth can be related to indecisiveness.

skfinkel's avatar

I thought that teeth were a symbol of one’s mortality.

PhiNotPi's avatar

Dreams are a mixture of anything your brain happens to be thinking of at that time, so don’t count on them being very meaningful, or sensible for that matter.

Well, the first thing is that you were thinking of your dental history. There might be something in your life that caused you to think of something tooth-related, but it could be through an overly complicated and illogical chain of thought. Once your sleeping brain thinks about teeth, it drags a whole bunch of random details from your whole dental history into the mix. It thinks about teeth being pulled, braces, the pain of braces, and so on. Then, it combines everything into one and exaggerates it. I believe that your dream is an example of this.

Lots of missing teeth, nasty rotten teeth, you “freak out”, “awesome” new teeth, a very frightening situation. This sounds like an wild mixed-up exaggeration of many things that might have happened to you, such as loosing baby teeth, getting cavities (or even just the fear of cavities), your nicer teeth after braces.

Other than this, I don’t really think that your dream means much. I’ve had dreams like this before with other subjects.

Kardamom's avatar

I’ve had many dreams where I dreamed that my teeth were loose. It usually happens during a time of stress. I don’t think dreams actually mean anything, but we tend to have more vivid dreams when we are stressed, or even if you’ve eaten spicy food close to the time you’ve gone to sleep. I think there are some common themes if you will in human dreams, like flying or falling or having loose teeth. I have lots of end of the world, catastrophy dreams on a regular basis and have had them for most of my adult life. I also eat a lot of spicy food and have a constant low level of stress buzzing around.

marinelife's avatar

From the Dream Dictionary:

“To dream that you are at the dentist represents your concerns about your appearance. Alternatively, it suggests that you are having some doubt over the sincerity and honor of some person in your life. You are experiencing some momentary anxiety or pain, but you will be a better and stronger person for it in the long run.”

“To dream that you have rotten or decaying teeth forewarns that your health and/or business is in jeopardy. You may have uttered some false or foul words and those words are coming back to haunt you.

To dream that your teeth is gleaming signifies happiness and fulfilled wishes.”

smilingheart1's avatar

To submit to dental care leaves one vulnerable and to enter into orthodontic work especially so. Your dream represents fears, trauma, and after considerable vulnerability and transparency to receive intervention and VICTORY.

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