Digital X-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital X-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, many tools will enable the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital X-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard X-ray. This is because the digital version of the X-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.