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Is it normal to have mild to moderate throbbing tooth pain after placing a permanent crown?


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Published At March 7, 2023
Reviewed AtFebruary 2, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had a permanent crown placed on my tooth four days back. Now I have mild to moderate throbbing pain in my tooth. I cannot sleep. I took pain relievers, and the pain was relieved. It is sensitive only to cold and was not painful at all before the crown was placed. It had a large filling, and the cavity was deep, but there was no mention of infection or need for a root canal, and X-rays looked normal. Also, during the crowning procedure, my tooth became sensitive and hurt when he put the cement on the tooth. Even while being numb, I could feel the pain of the cement. Please give me your thoughts on whether this is normal after less than a week. By the way, the crown was done in a one-day procedure.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Sometimes there is a possibility of mild pain after being given a crown, which will be gone within a week. But if you have severe pain, then you need a dental check-up. Another important thing is that in some cases, there is some high point present in the crown, which is also responsible for pain. So I suggest you wait for three more days, and then if you have no relief, you should see your dentist.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey
Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey


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