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Whenever possible, Dr. Cory Gaunt and his team at Downriver Smiles prefer to save your natural teeth with preventative dentistry. That is typically the best course of action in most situations. But in certain cases, it may be better to remove a diseased or offending tooth to preserve your overall oral health. We provide quick, pain-free tooth extractions, when necessary, at Downriver Smiles in Spokane, WA.

There are times when a tooth becomes diseased, severely broken or otherwise problematic, and it is better to remove it. This can prevent the spread of infection to other teeth, ease crowded teeth, relieve pain from an impacted tooth or solve other oral health problems. In these cases, Dr. Gaunt provides a comforting environment, coupled with advanced technology and tools, to facilitate pain-free tooth extractions.

Most tooth extractions are simple procedures, consisting of administering an anesthetic to eliminate pain, separating the tooth root from the jaw and then removing the tooth. The removal site is packed with gauze, and you are provided with instructions on caring for the site and getting some rest for a day or so. Dr. Gaunt can also share more about the many options we provide for restorative dentistry.

Painless Tooth Removal in Spokane, Airway Heights

Tooth removal does not have to be a traumatic and painful experience. When you visit Downriver Smiles for a tooth extraction procedure, we will escort you to a comfortable treatment room and provide you with a pillow, blanket and headphones. You can cuddle up under the blanket and watch TV or listen to music while we prepare for and carry out your tooth extraction.

Dr. Gaunt is an experienced and compassionate dentist who takes the utmost care to provide exceptional, painless treatment for all our dental family members. He will administer medication to help you relax, if necessary, and numb the area where the tooth is to be removed so that you experience no pain. You may feel some slight pressure briefly, as he extracts the tooth.

Most tooth extractions do not require much time in the dental chair. Wisdom teeth removal is a more extensive procedure that requires oral surgery and can last longer. We will explain everything you need to know prior to your procedure and answer your questions.

When you need painless tooth removal in Spokane or near Airway Heights, contact us at Downriver Smiles for an appointment. We accept most forms of dental insurance and have other payment options and discounts as well. Ask about them when you call today.


  • 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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