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What causes odd sensation at the top of the scalp?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Yes, I am feeling the oddest sensation at the top of my scalp. It is as though I can feel my heartbeat. Yesterday I had some dental work done, so I'm wondering if it has to do with having my jaw opened for so long
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
protective cocontraction, muscle relaxant, hot fomentation

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
As far as the odd sensation at the top of the scalp is concerned, it can be because of the protective Co contraction of the muscles of masticating secondary to keeping your mouth open wide for long time during dental procedures. Nothing to be panic, it will become normal in 3-5days. Mean while you can give hot fomentation over the muscles. If it is not subsiding even after this, you can take a muscle relaxant like chlorzoxazone.
I hope that I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply me back. Take care.
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Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Practicing since :2007

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What causes odd sensation at the top of the scalp?

Brief Answer: protective cocontraction, muscle relaxant, hot fomentation Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query. As far as the odd sensation at the top of the scalp is concerned, it can be because of the protective Co contraction of the muscles of masticating secondary to keeping your mouth open wide for long time during dental procedures. Nothing to be panic, it will become normal in 3-5days. Mean while you can give hot fomentation over the muscles. If it is not subsiding even after this, you can take a muscle relaxant like chlorzoxazone. I hope that I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply me back. Take care.