“Why Do I Have Dreams Where My Teeth Fall Out?”

At our dental office in Boerne, we occasionally have a patient who is concerned with a recurring dream where they lose their teeth. Sometimes one tooth becomes curiously loose and just pops right out. Other times the whole mouth of teeth begins to crumble, leading to a totally toothless smile. While we understand these dreams can be disturbing, the likelihood that they’re related to your real dental health is slim. Instead, we’re going to look at three possible explanations…

Feelings of Anxiety or Helplessness

The most widely accepted interpretation of dreams where your teeth fall out revolve around feeling anxious or helpless. Occasionally, the dreams only happen during when you’re life is a bit too stressful. Other times, however, the dreams are recurring and happen regularly. According to a Psychological Reports study, repeatedly experiencing dreams in which you lose your teeth may be more common in those in those whose personality contains high levels of anxiety, those who are depressed, and those who struggle with self-esteem issues.

An Impending Serious Decision

In life, there are times when we need to make difficult decisions that can affect everything. Perhaps you’re considering quitting your job, but are nervous about how that decision will affect your family. Maybe you’re unhappy in a relationship and are questioning how that decision will change your life as you know it. When these stressful decisions need to be made, it can make us feel as if we don’t have any control over our own lives. During these events we’re more likely to experience tooth loss dreams.

A Positive Rebirth

Not all of the common dream interpretations are attributed to something so worrisome. In fact, according to research conducted by psychologist Carl Jung, dreaming about your teeth falling out can be a sign of rebirth. Whether you’re starting a new, exciting job, finally getting serious about that hobby you’ve always wanted to try, or embarking in a new relationship, there are many life events that can be fulfilling and positive. But they are still changes and sometimes our unconscious mind constructs that in a subconscious dream. In this case, a dream where you lose your teeth.  

If you suffer from dreams about your teeth falling out, try not to worry about your real-life teeth. There’s no studied evidence that suggests the two are linked together. In fact, most dreams are not accurate representations of what will happen in real life, but rather symbols of how our psyche reacts to life’s situations.

However, if you are missing a tooth or are at risk for losing one or several, we welcome you to talk to us about some tooth replacement options including dental implants, a dental bridge, and dentures. Call our Boerne dental office to schedule a consultation today!

Fix Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Don’t let your spooky smile fit in with the Halloween decor this month! My dental office in Boerne wants to help you say farewell to a dead or missing tooth thanks to the help of a dental implant… or implants if you’re missing more than one tooth. Implants are durable, natural looking, and can help take your smile from scary to stunning.

Replace Missing Teeth, Permanently!

If a missing tooth or teeth is doing more harm than hurt to your smile, we may be able to help. After all, we want to boost your smile’s natural beauty to give you confidence and comfort. My Boerne dental office can help show you how implant dentistry can make a missing or damaged tooth disappear.

How Does The Magic Happen?

First, an implant post constructed of titanium is inserted into the jawbone, helping to mimic the tooth roots and preventing bone loss. Titanium is a transition metal that is both exceptionally durable and very likely to be accepted by the body. Once placed, the post begins to integrate with the bone, creating a super-strong, permanent base. After it’s healed, a custom crown, bridge, or dentures are attached, creating a natural-looking, fully functional smile.

Getting The Bite Right

Dental implants can not only replace a missing tooth permanently and make your smile whole again, they can also help your mouth function properly. Missing teeth or damaged teeth don’t allow for full functionality of your chew forces, which can lead to other problems. When a tooth is not operating to its full capacity, or is missing altogether, other teeth will compensate – which can throw off your entire mouth’s system. Chewing patterns may change and lead to an imbalanced bite that could create even more problems like TMJ (jaw joint) pain.

Your Boerne dentist knows best what will work for you and your teeth. It’s important that you address any oral health problems promptly to avoid even more issues in the future. Don’t hesitate to ask us about how implants may be the right solution to restore your smile to health and beauty.

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A smile without all its teeth is a little bit like a puzzle with a few missing pieces. It almost comes together, but then at the very end, it just… doesn’t. But unlike lost puzzle pieces, you can replace your missing teeth!
Dr. Kurt Mackie, your family dentist in Boerne, rebuilds smiles with sturdy dental implants. Keep reading to learn more about this fantastic option in tooth replacement!

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