For certain small cavities, Air Abrasion fillings can mean NO needles and NO drills. It is a relatively new technology in dentistry. A high powered stream of air, with powder, cleans decay from small cavities allowing a white filling to be bonded in place. This miniature sandblaster literally sprays away decay without heat, vibration, or the whining of the drill. It is not appropriate to use on all cavities, however, in the right circumstances it is quick, painless and conserves tooth structure. If you have any cavities that are good candidates for this procedure, we will certainly let you know.