A digital x-ray allows the us to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard film x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind. We use the thinnest digital x-ray on the market and do digital Sirona panoramic and cephalometric x-rays. This Sirona machine is so columnated that even wearing an x-ray blocking apron is becoming obsolete (although we still have patients wear one for added protection).