Will crowns cause sensitivity?
Some people do experience sensitivity after crowns are placed, particularly when consuming hot or cold foods. The good news is that this is temporary and will only last about one to two weeks. If the sensitivity remains any longer than that, please call our practice. We’ll give you advice and, if needed, ask you to return to the practice so we can identify the cause of the discomfort.
In the meantime, it may help to brush your teeth with a toothpaste designed to treat sensitivity (we are happy to provide you with a recommendation if needed) and avoid consuming extremely hot foods and drinks.
Placing a crown does require removing some of the natural tooth structure, and this is often where the sensitivity comes from. As your body adjusts to the change, you will feel better.
Sometimes any discomfort you experience isn’t caused by the crown placement itself but has more to do with the condition we are treating with the crown. For instance, if you’ve had root canal therapy and we are protecting the treated tooth with a crown, it may take a few days for your body to realise that the infection is gone and to stop the inflammatory process.