We require current x-rays before any treatment can begin for adult patients. The State Board of Dental Examiners considers an examination to be incomplete without current x-rays. We require bite wing x-rays, taken by us or furnished by your previous dentist, that are no more than 1 1/2 years old. We require a full-mouth series or panoramic x-ray that is no more than three years old. We will be happy to furnish you a copy of the American Dental Association guidelines on x-rays. All x-rays taken in our office are digital. This means you receive less than 1/2 the radiation required to obtain an image compared to film based x-rays.