For certain small cavities, Air Abrasion 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 on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, allowing a white filling to be bonded in place. In the right circumstances, it is quick and painless, and it conserves tooth structure. If you have any cavities that are good candidates for this procedure, we will certainly let you know.