Are X-rays really required to diagnose problems in your teeth? X-rays reveal problems that dentists can’t see with the naked eye, such as decay between teeth or damage to the bone caused by gum disease. Early detection of these and other problems can prevent excessive damage and expensive treatment. Your dentist will decide how often you need X-rays and will protect you with lead aprons that help reduce the radiation exposure to negligible amounts. Make an appointment with us to detect dental problems at an early stage.