For certain small cavities, Air Abrasion fillings can mean NO needles and NO drills. A high powered stream of air and powder cleans decay from small cavities. A tooth-colored filling is then bonded in place. This miniature sandblaster literally sprays away decay without heat, vibration, or the whining of the drill. It is not appropriate for use on all cavities. In the right circumstances it is quick, painless and conserves tooth structure. If you have any cavities that are good candidates for this procedure, Dr. Meyer will certainly let you know!