X-rays have been one of the most helpful innovations in the entirety of the medical field. Being able to successfully see what is going on inside a bone, tooth, or organ, has helped doctors and dentists to diagnose their patients successfully for years. For dentists, being able to see if small cavities are developing inside the tooth or if the roots are infected, can greatly help them take care of their patients.
However, traditional x-rays definitely had some drawbacks, but they were overlooked since they were so helpful. Luckily, we are now able to digitally take x-rays, which helps our patients and us in so many ways.