Another of Dr. Powell's area of expertise is one rarely offered by most offices which is micro-abrasion, a term for the removal of decay from teeth in selected situations without the need for anesthetic (shots) and drilling into the teeth. Many cavities can be successfully treated this way, where a stream of abrasive particles are sprayed into the decay resulting in it's removal with no pain at all. The clean cavity area is then filled with tooth-colored (composite) fill material in the normal fashion. Patients are astonished and Dr. Powell is happy when patients are happy. Ask about it.