Our office uses Dexis digital radiography for our dental x-rays which allows us to take x-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional x-ray films. Led with computer monitoring, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns. This focused beam of x-ray particles goes through the bone to produce an image through a digital sensor connected to the computer. This gives the familiar black and white images that doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems. X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process, and not using them could lead to a disease going undiagnosed. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, there is no real way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.