Yes, all procedures, including evaluations, will require a pre-operative x-ray because Dr. Birchfield needs to be able to see the measurement of the root and the current state of the bone. We call these small single x-rays periapical x-rays. Our x-ray machine is equipped with a reduction filter, our periapical x-rays equal about five minutes in the sunshine. Since the x-ray is required, if you do not bring an x-ray, we will have to take a periapical x-ray before any evaluation or any treatment. Not all doctors will send an x-ray along, sometimes because they need to send them to your insurance company and sometimes their x-ray just does not show the proper angle for endodontic treatment.