Things to Know Why Tooth Hurts Worse after Temporary Crown
Dec 16

Things to Know Why Tooth Hurts Worse after Temporary Crown

Dec 16

Tooth pain is a common complaint, but it's not always clear why the tooth hurts.

We all know that there are many potential causes of tooth pain, and it can be difficult to figure out which one applies to you.

Dental patients are often wondering if crown placement is painful or not, and the answer to that question may vary depending on the individual. 

It's important to know what a crown is before going into surgery with one. - it's a tooth-shaped cap that fits over a damaged tooth and covers up any exposed dentin (the center part of the tooth). If teeth have been weakened due to decay or trauma, this can also lead to problems like gum disease or bone loss from root exposure which can make them very difficult to restore without replacement by crowns. In these situations, dental implants might offer an alternative to a crown that not only offers better support and stability to the affected tooth, but also preserves more of your natural tooth.

Is Getting A Crown Painful?

Being a dental patient can be challenging. 

It is important to understand what you are getting into before signing up for the procedure, and it's also important to know about all of your options. You want to make sure that you make an informed decision when selecting the best treatment option for your individual needs.

That way, if something does go wrong with the process, you can rest assured that you did everything in your power to prevent this from happening. Dental crowns are often used by dentists as a protective measure or as a way of repairing damage on teeth that cannot heal itself anymore.

However, not every dental crown placement will be painless; there are many factors at play here. We will discuss some of those factors so that people who are scheduled for a crown placement know what to expect.

Receiving a dental crown is often seen as a preventative measure against future tooth damage. Crowns can help to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay, and they can also protect teeth from further damage. In most cases, the placement of a dental crown should not be a painful experience.

With proper care and upkeep, the crown itself should not cause too much pain over time. If you are suffering from dental crown pain it may be due to a number of factors; we will discuss those below. 

Feeling frustrated and worried about your tooth right now. Don't worry, we'll discuss few important things which will help you!

Let's first go over what might be causing it:

   Cavities– It's important to take care of your teeth and gums no matter what you do. Even if a cavity has been filled, it can return later on in life because we are constantly brushing or flossing one way all the time which doesn't get at those hidden reserves below our gum line

If left untreated long enough though-root canal treatment may be necessary depending on how serious certain levels become so let us know before then!

   Infection – It's important to protect your teeth when receiving a crown. Crowns can cause infection in the tooth that is not already filled with root canal work done on it, so make sure you have this procedure before getting one!

   Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) - The constant pressure from teeth grinding can cause pain and even break down your placed crown. The sound of a tooth getting crushed is not something you want to hear when it happens in sleep mode, so make sure that this habit doesn't get out-of control!

  Sore Gums - Some patients experience a temporary discomfort after their procedure. This should not last more than 2 weeks but if it continues past this time, they need to be seen again by the dentist and have any issues fixed immediately so as not to risk complications down the road with tooth decay or other oral health problems.

Unfit for a crown - When your dentist places the dental cap on top of your teeth, it should stay in place. If not and you experience pain when chewing or biting down then there could be an issue with how securely they fastened this part onto our head-the Unfit Crown!

A misaligned bite can lead to jaw discomfort from an out-of position salute which might even cause headaches too.

What Should You Do If You're In Pain After A Temporary Crown?

A temporary crown is a tooth-shaped cap, worn over the existing tooth and designed to protect it from damage. Though most dentists recommend replacing a temporary crown with another temporary crown for six months to a year, there are other methods that can be used to relieve pain.

A saltwater rinse can reduce inflammation and pain in your mouth by rinsing the affected area up to 2 times every day.

Some over-the-counter pain relievers are also helpful in reducing inflammation, though should not be taken for more than 4 days without consulting your dentist.

Avoid hard foods while you wait for an appointment, as they can aggravate the area, or sugary foods that could lead to increased bacterial growth in your mouth.


If you're experiencing tooth pain and aren't sure what the cause is, schedule an appointment with your dentist to determine a diagnosis. Although we can't cover all potential causes of dental discomfort in this article, it's important to know that crown placement isn't always painful if done properly by a skilled professional like those at our office. We hope that these few tips will help give you some peace-of-mind as well as understanding about how teeth work and why they may hurt from time-to-time.