Dental X-rays are used to help diagnose decay in between teeth, to check bone levels, to look for infection, to evaluate a tooth prior to extraction, or to look for other issues inside the bone.  Dental X-ray machines are designed to limit the amount of radiation that scatters to areas other than the target area.  While the amount of radiation emitted from dental X-rays is minimal, we believe in a conservative approach, and take the minimal number of X-rays possible to adequately diagnose and treat dental conditions.