Spiritual Meaning of Wisdom Teeth Explained

If you’ve ever sat on a dentist’s chair to get your painful wisdom teeth pulled out, you’d perhaps disregard the very thought that there can be anything spiritual associated with them. You aren’t wrong there because after all, you’ve been the pain-bearer. But before you brush aside wisdom teeth as something which isn’t useful to the human mouth, something which grows only to meet its sad and painful end of being pulled out, read further.

Wisdom teeth aren’t totally useless, after all. And it’s not we saying it to make you feel any better. It’s the spiritual connection or association with these teeth that justify their existence. In the subsequent sections, you’d know how wisdom teeth are viewed spiritually and even the spiritual interpretations of somewhat rare wisdom teeth dreams.

But before we go there, here’s a brief on what wisdom teeth are (for those who aren’t sure).

Wisdom Teeth: Do We All Get Them?

Not necessarily. Wisdom teeth may not erupt in the case of some individuals, some may get them (and rather comfortably as well), and yet again there may be some for whom the experience can be quite a pain. They erupt in fours around the time of adulthood (17-25 years) behind our molar teeth. However, they are generally pulled out by dentists post eruption.

Renowned biologist Charles Darwin called the wisdom teeth a “vestigial organ”, meaning that organ of the body which did serve a specific purpose in historic times but tend to become futile over evolution and passage of time. Explaining further on the evolution history of wisdom teeth would require some digging in through our past. Our ancestors used wisdom teeth as a back-up. Because they would generally feed on meat that was rough and sometimes uncooked too, their teeth wouldn’t exactly stay in the best of shape for long. 

Also, they weren’t quite familiar with the concept of oral hygiene back then. As a result, their teeth tended to fall out around the age when our wisdom teeth in today’s times start growing in! For them, growth of wisdom teeth didn’t pose a problem because their molars were already gone by then. But our teeth being relatively more healthy today, eruption of wisdom teeth is painful because they start pushing against the already intact molars and that’s exactly why most people run to the dentist to get them extracted. 

Spiritual Meaning of Wisdom Teeth Explained

Interestingly, yes. The problem of painful eruption of wisdom teeth is often associated with a close underlying spiritual problem. And, it’s recommended to work towards the spiritual healing of the issue simultaneously while addressing it at the physical level.

Wisdom tooth problems are a clear indicator of some kind of fear we experience in our lives. This could be due to any person or situation. But it means that we’re definitely scared – scared of change, scared of accepting that change, or scared of letting go of people/things. It also implies that we can’t seem to exercise the necessary control over our life. Faced with a problem, we get too scared and confused that we’re unable to make any decision (right or wrong, regardless). Tooth problems are often a pointer towards these problems and are also looked at as a warning sign from the universe that we need to delve deep into our fear and indecisiveness and look for the way out. 

It’s believed that the pain arising from the wisdom teeth eruption is a reminder of the much-deeper internal pain that we experience every day. Healing this pain at the spiritual level is just as important as putting an end to the physical pain.

Wisdom Teeth Dream Interpretation

Just like the teeth themselves, dreams about them are also believed to have some spiritual meanings. Such dreams may be rare but when they do come, they’re believed to have some spiritual implication behind them. Of course, these interpretations could differ depending on the uniqueness of each dream, individual experience, and personality. 

  • Dreaming of wisdom tooth falling out – Dreaming about this could generally indicate a sense of powerlessness in your life, a feeling of gradually losing control in various spheres of life – career, finance, family, social and personal relationships.

It could also be a reminder of some life situation that has or is making you feel embarrassed. Besides, it could also indicate that you have potential communication problems largely because the mouth is primarily responsible for communication functions. So any oral problems may be a sign of communication issues.

Not just oral health but wisdom teeth dreams can also sometimes point out at physical or spiritual health problems arising from improper diet, lack or exercise or ignorance of spiritual practices.On a more serious level, such dreams could also be interpreted to mean that you aren’t happy with letting go of the energy and motivation you enjoyed during youth and are also not content with your achievements as an adult.

  • Dreaming of wisdom teeth being pulled out – Such dreams could be more common where we imagine sitting at the dentist chair and getting our teeth extracted. A dream of this kind could interpret to mean that you aren’t happy or content anymore with the usual societal norms or benchmarks of happiness – money, success, and romance/marriage. It also means that you now crave for something greater and beyond such as spirituality.
  • Dreaming of wisdom teeth growing in – This implies maturity and points to the start of new beginnings just like the milestone of wisdom teeth eruption at the onset of adulthood. It means that you’ve transcended from being a child and have come of age, both physically and emotionally.
  • Dreaming that wisdom teeth haven’t erupted yet – It’s a reflection of your own feeling of being left out or lagging behind in some respect.


Wisdom teeth dream interpretation reveals that these set of “useless” molars do have a useful purpose to serve, after all. They can point out to our deepest emotions and help us understand the real us.

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Quincie Shabazz - July 20, 2020

Yo so remember this when you see me on your tv’s……now in real life my wisdom tooth at the bottom has come and grew on the left side so fast and out of no where ….the right one is still mostly in my gums….however with that being said…i always look for symbolism for the things i go through now….because its how God is choosing to talk to me….. however! My tooth starting hurting right when i started writing my music…..God has choosen me to be a vessle for music and many other things….but this is the first to be accomplished…..forget a dream….when it can be reality.


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