What is normal pain after a temporary crown? I had a slighlt cracked tooth (lower left molar, second from the back), pain from eating/drinking cold food/beverage mostly (went after after removal of the food/beverage), so I was in two days ago and got a temporary crown (during which I know they shape the tooth, and push the gum line down, etc). Now I have been having a pretty painful reaction to hot food and hot beverage, hurts like hell for 10 minutes or so after hot food/beverage. Is this normal? I go in Oct 20 for the permanent crown.