After placing the permanent crown, I have mild to moderate throbbing pain in my tooth. Why?

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

Answered by
Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 06, 2023

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.



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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.

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