It's not unusual for your tooth to be sensitive after a root canal. HJowever, yo may passes through pain depending on complexity of the procedure, condition of the tooth prior to the root canal - was there a possible fracture or presence of infection? Since, you are experiencing discomfort that resembles a toothache, then the temporary filling maybe too high. Check with your oral surgeon, as in successful filling , the sensitivity subsided in about 7-10 days.
I think that's a decision to be made by your dentist. Temp crowns are just that, temporary and generally aren't as good or as nice as your permanent crown. Assuming that the root canal is fine, the temp crown may be causing the problem. One way of figuring it out is to replace the temp crown and either make a new temp crown or put the permanent crown on temporarily to see if that fixes it. If not, it could be something else going on
Thanks for the reply Dr. Tsang. The tempt crown is actually recessed from the surrounding teeth a bit. I don't think it's hitting.
How long does the pain take to subside to the surrounding areas typically? Is it okay to place the permanent crown before complete healing?
I really appreciate your feedback!
How's the bite on the crown? Is the crown "high" and causing some biting problems in the area? If so, it may need to be adjusted or it will be remedied with the new crown. Otherwise, if the root canal was difficult, it may take some more time to heal. The nerve itself should be gone inside the tooth but the nerves around the tooth (in the gums and bones) can still feel pain.