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Should I have toothache after getting a crown?

I have a toothache after getting a crown. Is it normal? What should I do?

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You can be sensitive after getting a crown. If it does not go away in a few days contact the treating dentist for a further evaluation.
You can sometimes have sensitivity after a crown is placed for up to 2 months depending on a number of factors such as what cement was used, how deep the crown was, the extent of decay previously there, etc. However, if there is pain or swelling that seems abnormal, I would go back to your dentist and have some testing done because the tooth may have an infection associated with it or the crown may be too high and need to be adjusted.
A toothache that develops soon after a crown is placed is likely related to the gluing process or an uneven bite.
Dental cements that glue the crown in place are acidic or rely on acidic primers, which can irritate the nerve in a tooth. This can cause pain or temperature sensitivity that usually lasts a few days but can persist for up to a year.
New crowns can also cause pain if the fit is slightly off and causes an uneven bite. If the crowned tooth meets the opposing teeth before all the others when biting down, pain will likely persist until the crown is filed down.
You should go back to your dentist. There is any number of reasons that you're having pain. The most common reason is that the crown is high. Hyper occlusion can be remedied by your dentist adjusting the crown and doesn't take long. Bottom line is that you need to go back and see your dentist. Some sensitivity is expected for a few months but it shouldn't wake you up at night.
This is not common to have tooth ache after crown.
Couple reasons are there which causes tooth ache after crown done.
Should be checked with local dentist.
Sometimes a newly crowned tooth is sensitive to cold and biting if the new crown is slightly “high”…meaning that the lab who made the crown as perfect as they could, made it slightly too “tall” so it hits the opposing tooth to much and gets sensitive. That’s quite easy for the dentist to fix, by polishing down the points (cusps) that the lab left too high. Quite a common occurrence. If the lab leaves it too low, it can’t be fixed without replacing the entire crown, but if it’s too high…just polish it until it’s not hitting the other teeth too much. There are other reasons for sensitivity, but too high is the most likely.
It's very possible. Sometimes it may just need to "settle down" or the bite could be high causing pain due to inflammation of the periodontal ligament or you may have need for root canal therapy. The best thing to do is go see the dentist who did the crown and have them evaluate it to see what may be causing the issue.

Owen M Waldman, DMD
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Any time you are experiencing dental pain you should go in to see and be examined by a dentist to find out the cause and what treatment may be needed. It is unwise and dangerous to self diagnose or treat any dental or health issue based on what you read on the internet. Without looking at the tooth in question there is no way for a website to properly diagnose what is actually going on, nor what is needed.