Dental x-rays are essential for a healthy smile and mouth. With x-rays, we can discover cavities, tumors, and bone disease. Otherwise, these problems would go unnoticed until you feel discomfort or worse. X-rays allow us to diagnose a problem early. Nearly all symptoms if left untreated cause serious health and dental problems. This can lead to tooth loss, disfiguring surgery, or even death. For example, if a dental x-ray reveals the early stages of a tumor, then treatment is more effective. Early detection is crucial in treating any issue, with minimal impact on you.