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Should a crowned tooth be sensitive?

I am a 29 year old male. My crowned tooth is sensitive. Should a crowned tooth be sensitive?

6 Answers

Maybe a week or so but after that go see your dentist and let them fix it.
It can be especially if the crown was recently placed. Many times all it takes is to adjust the bite on the crown. Normally the will gradually get better but if it progresses the contact your dentist.
After a crown is cemented, the tooth should not be sensitive. However, it can happen if the fracture or decay was deep and close to the nerve. In cases like that, symptoms should subside within 2-4 weeks. Please make sure the crown is not "high" and your bite is correct and even with all your teeth. If tooth remains symptomatic for a long time, root canal therapy may be the only option to relieve symptoms.
Great Question.
It is not unusual to experience sensitivity for a while with a new crown. There are different variations of sensitivity one may experience. If the discomfort comes while chewing foods, consider returning to your dentist for an adjustment. If it is just random discomfort, you may try switching to a sensitivity toothpaste for a few weeks. Be sure and floss daily because gingivitis may cause sensitivity. I strongly advise mentioning it to your provider so that he or she can test the tooth in order to determine if further treatment is needed.

Dana Truesdale, DDS
A newly crowned tooth could be slightly sensitive but should resolve quickly. If the sensitivity doesn’t resolve quickly, the tooth should be evaluated by the treating dentist
Crowned teeth may be sensitive. It has a lot to do with the condition of the tooth before the crown was placed. If the tooth had a large decay or a large filling then the crown may be sensitive. If it continues, contact your dentist as you may need further treatment.