Yes, absolutely....any restoration that is too high can cause pain. Usually if its due to the crown hitting pre maturely.....it will start hurting after about a week on biting mostly, then cold then hot.
Reason for that is when you chew the first thing that hits its that tooth with a crown, that tooth becomes bruised from all the forces hitting it first rather than all the teeth taking the load.
Usually its a quick fix.
Call your dentist, most likely it will take few minutes to adjust the bite and tooth will heal in no time:)
David M. Garazi, DMD
OUR TEETH ARE ALWAYS MOVING. SOMETIMES WHEN WE ARE UNDER STRESS WE GRIND OUR TEETH. THE PAIN FROM A
FEW TEETH OUT OF OCCLUSION CAN BE PAINFUL. WHEN A TOOTH IS HURTING, THE FIRST THING AFTER THE XRAY IS TO CHECK YOUR BITE. IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS FOR THE PAIN TO ABATE.
Sorry to hear about your pain. Yes, a crown is made to a very specific height due to specific dimension involved. A crown that is too high will mean that every time you bite down, the tooth with the high crown will take most of the force. While it is an annoyance, this is not something to let go because it could cause the need for a root canal or an extraction (due to breaking). If it is the fact that the crown is high and that is what is causing the pain, then a simple adjustment usually fixes the problem.
Best of luck to you!
William F. Scott IV, DMD