Dental x-rays are quite useful as they allow us to get a better view of the underlying tissues such as the tooth roots, jawbone, etc. When patients have oral trauma, Dr. Surface uses x-rays to spot any cracks in the teeth or jawbone. Also, x-rays are used during the diagnosis before planning implants, dental bridges, crowns, and other restorations. At our dental practice, we use x-ray equipment that uses 80% less radiation, making it safer for our patients.