There is no doubt about the way that technology has advanced over the past 30 years and the affects have bled into every walk of life, from commerce to the medical world: computers, lasers and the like have definitely shaken things up for the better and this has had a huge impact on the dental world as well. Since all this technology has entered the dental surgery, patients have benefited from this all around the world- and in the city of Leeds. There is no finer example of this as with the digital x-ray: X-rays are brilliant anyway; they have given doctors and dentists the chance to diagnose their patients with precision. However, since they have gone digital, it has enabled the medical profession to make decisions in seconds. When you pop in for a dental check-up, you will be x-rayed in order to ascertain if things have gone wrong; this is flashed up on a computer screen in a matter of seconds enabling your dentist to get to work on you straight away. The images can be stored on a computer for historical reasons and if they need to be referenced, all it takes is a push of a button and by the power of e-mail, your dentist can send them off for a second opinion if needed. All of this means that as a patient, you are in damn good hands!