Highly detailed images and important information can be obtained through the use of X-rays, and Dr. Nicholls, your local Cloverdale dentist uses them to look inside your jaw and bone structure to diagnose problems that would otherwise remain hidden. However, X-rays can be harmful and can even cause cancer with prolonged exposure, which is why heavy lead vests are used. That potential danger is one of the reasons why Dr. Nicholls uses a digital X-ray system at his office. As well as providing one of the highest quality digital images, it also reduces the amount of radiation by 80 percent when compared to traditional X-ray systems. It is a great asset to have in our office. Contact our office for additional information on digital X-rays in Cloverdale.