X-rays are an essential tool to helping us treat your child. X-rays help us see areas between the teeth and under the gumline. The benefits of digital x-rays are significantly reduced radiation, instantly viewing and enlarging of the radiograph to better educate our patients. The needs for dental x-rays depends on each patient's individual needs. Based on your child's medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age and risk of decay will determine when x-rays will be recommended.