I had a temporary crown put in last Tuesday. And OMGosh, I am still in agony after 8 days. Is this normal or am I just wimpy? They put the crown in because my back molar had a crack in it making it sensitive to heat and cold. The crowned tooth itself actually feels pretty good. I can put hot or cold on it and no pain. I can bite on it and its fine. But sweet Jesus the whole area around it hurts like heck. My jaw, the gum around the tooth feel like someone lit them on fire or jammed them with a hot poker. And all of the teeth from the molar up to my bottom front teeth ache as though they are being pinched together. Sort of like when you get a piece of food caught and you cant find the dental floss. If I dont take 800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-7 hours, I am literally in agony. I saw the dentist yesterday while DD was getting a filling. He looked at it and poked around in there and said it all looked fine but maybe I had some nerve damage from the novacaine. Scuse me? Nerve damage? That cant be good but he acted very nonchalant about it and said to keep taking the ibuprofen. Til when? My kidneys shut down from an Ibu-overload? Anyone have experience with a crown? Mahonri....where are you???????