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If you still shudder at the mention of a root canal, then you have not yet experienced modern, painless dentistry at Downriver Smiles. Spokane’s best dental clinic offers advanced root canal therapy to save infected teeth from loss. Dr. Cory Gaunt and his team use the latest tools and techniques to deliver unparalleled treatment with your comfort and best oral health in mind.

Root canals were at one time a more painful experience, although their intention is to eliminate deep tooth infections that cause pain. Older techniques were quite rough and invasive, leading to all the horror stories of root canals that persist today. If you need a root canal to save an infected tooth, you have nothing to fear and much to gain at Downriver Smiles.

Root canals may be recommended to save a tooth that has become infected. When bacteria finds its way through the tooth enamel via a chip or crack, it invades the softer dentin. This causes the nerves within to become infected. This is usually a painful condition that you want fixed as soon as possible. A root canal is a frequent treatment to relieve the pain and save the tooth.

Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!

Instead of causing you more pain, root canals actually remove the source of your tooth pain. The infected nerves are cleaned out of the inner tooth, along with all the infection. The tooth is then filled with a sterile substance and sealed closed. A custom crown will be made in a dental lab and placed over the tooth for added strength and protection. Without nerves in the tooth, you cannot feel any pain.

At Downriver Smiles in Spokane, we use 3D cone beam scanning to create a digital image of your tooth. The dental lab uses this to create your crown; no holding gummy, nasty material in your mouth to create a physical mold at our modern dental clinic. We create beautiful, tooth-colored crowns that fit in perfectly with your smile. No one will know you have had dental work.

When you or a family member have a painful, infected tooth, contact Downriver Smiles for an appointment for a root canal at our Spokane office. For many dental emergencies, we may be able to see you today. We accept most forms of dental insurance to help defray the cost of emergency dental care.


  • Dr. Gaunt and the entire staff at Downriver Smiles are fantastic people. Very thorough, professional, caring and kind. The attention to detail and desire to leave me better than they found me makes this office a cut above. Thank you Downriver Smiles for being so thoughtful and helpful every time I come in.

    Jack D.
  • Best dentist in Spokane! Don’t look any further! I chipped my front tooth and they got me in the next day! Left with a beautiful smile and my wallet still intact! I wasn’t an existing patient, but I am now! Awesome environment and extremely friendly staff! 10/10 hands down would recommend!

    Cortney G.
  • Dr. Gaunt replaced my two front crowns that I have had since I was 15 years old and now I am 59. He was very meticulous in sizing, shaping, fitting and color matching and spent adequate time to achieve those results. This is the best dental care I have ever had in my life. I highly recommend Downriver Smiles and their very friendly and caring staff.

    Tim A.


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