Hey how ya doin? I noticed this tiny brown spot on my left upper canine tooth, and it is near the back part of that tooth. I had gotten a routine checkup and cleaning Midmarch of 2010. Also, on that same canine tooth, in the front part, I had a composite filling put in at the same time as the dental cleaning. In regards to the brown spot, it is not sensitive to poking or probing. When I try to scratch it off, I noticed this layer over that part of the tooth and I can't scratch it off with my fingernail or another tool like a sharp screwdriver or knife. I'd like to ask my dentist about it, but I had a sensitivity problem about 2 months ago with one of my teeth and saw the dentist about it and he charged me $75 for a 5 minute evaluation and all he did was give me some extra fluoridated toothpaste. If i go for another evaluation and I'm told it's just a stain, I would feel I wasted another $75 and that is a lot of money. Here are 3 pictures for reference.. http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad206/bharminder147/teeth/DSC04080.jpg http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad206/bharminder147/teeth/DSC04083.jpg http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad206/bharminder147/teeth/DSC04086.jpg Since my next 6 month cleaning and routine checkup is not due until mid September, what do you recommend I do? Sincerley, Bobby

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 18 - June - 2010, at 19:59 PM

  • if you can not scratch the brown spot it can not be staining and more so over you  just got the cleaning done. You mentioned that you have the composite filling in the same tooth so this can be some carious lesion or your composite has come out. It is difficult to comment on like this as your pics are not even opening. For more info on dental caries you can visit the folowing link on our website.....http://www.identalhub.com/dental-knowing-tooth-decay-and-its-modern-treatments-582.aspx

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