It depends. X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool that allows us to see inside the teeth and the areas in the jaw bone. Without them, there would be decay and other pathology that we could not discover. With that said, we do, however, believe in taking the minimal amount of x-rays that will allow us to be thorough in catching any dental problems. We also rely on visual examination with intra-oral cameras and the Diagnodent to help us detect dental problems and minimize taking x-rays. We believe it is our responsibility to make sure you have a healthy mouth and to catch any problems as early as possible. If you do have any concerns with x-rays, please ask us. We want to make sure you are comfortable before we provide any dental treatment.