Q. Is it normal to have pain in the gums after a temporary crown?

Answered by
Dr. Naseer Ahmad Bhat
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 02, 2023

Hi doctor,

I had a temporary crown put in last Tuesday. I am in a lot of pain. This morning, my dentist told me my gum beside that tooth had died and pulled away a little exposing bone, which is why I am in pain. He said there was nothing we could do. Is this true?



Welcome to

I understand your concern.

I have gone through your query, but your chief complaint needs to be completed. So if you can answer a few of my questions, I will be more accurate in my diagnosis.

When your tooth got under the procedure of a root canal, was there any pain after that? When did your pain start, and what was the nature of the pain? Did the pain go away itself, or you took analgesics for that?

I do not think that your pain may be because of high points and it can also be because of the gingival tissue that has led to the exposure of bone. If bone exposure is the problem, you will have to go for symptomatic treatment until it gets resolved. I will help you better if you attach some of the photographs of your tooth and the radiograph.

The Probable causes:

faulty crown placement

Investigations to be done:

oral examination

Differential diagnosis:

bone denudation

Treatment plan:


Preventive measures:

avoid spicy and hot and cold foods

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