Can crowns permanently sensitize teeth?

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Hi all, I'd like to know if any of you have experienced anything like this. This may not be exactly endodontics, but crowns seem to go hand in hand - so this seemed like the best forum to use

Last summer (about August 2015), I had two crowns (w/o root canals) on teeth #s 4 and 5. Ever since then, #4 has been very sensitive, and I have fairly persistent pain in my jaw about that tooth. It sometimes does not allow me to chew.

X-rays don't show anything wrong with the rest of the tooth, including the roots. When my dentist taps my teeth, there is no particular sensitivity in #3 or #5, but a tap on #4 comes close to making me jump. #3 needs a crown replaced and a potential root canal along with it, and I don't know if that might be connected - but my dentist and I both doubt that. It seems individual teeth almost always make their needs known directly.

My dentist seems to think that procedures can sometimes cause long-term sensitivity and pain, but this is a first for me.

Sound familiar, anyone? Or do you have any similar experiences or other theories?
 

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