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When you suffer from tooth pain, nothing else seems to matter. Something about tooth pain seems to blot out the ability to focus on anything else, and you want relief right away. Tooth pain can be caused by numerous factors, so a proper diagnosis is vital. Dr. Cory Gaunt and his skilled team at Downriver Smiles provide quick and professional tooth pain relief at their clinic in Spokane, WA.

Tooth pain is generally considered a dental emergency. When the nerves in your tooth and/or jaw are screaming, there is a problem that needs addressing as soon as possible. Downriver Smiles provides emergency dentistry for our dental family when sudden, nagging tooth pain develops. We leave time in our schedule for dental emergencies. While you may apply some OTC pain treatment for temporary relief, you should call us right away – we may be able to see you the same day for treatment.

Same day dentistry is designed primarily for dental emergencies like nagging tooth pain. When your tooth begins aching, we do our best to provide you emergency dental treatment the same day you call us for help. An unusual day with many emergencies may hinder our seeing you right away, but we will do everything possible to treat your tooth pain as quickly as possible. Call us first – we can usually give you some quick instructions to deal with pain until you can see the dentist.

Treatment for Jaw Pain

Jaw pain is just as serious a problem as tooth pain. When you have unexplained jaw pain, you cannot eat, sleep, speak or function in any capacity because of pain and distraction. This can be a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), your teeth or some other cause. Dr. Gaunt will examine you and likely take some scans to reveal any problems with your teeth or jaw. We use 3D cone beam scanning in addition to digital x-rays to obtain the most accurate images possible.

After diagnosing the problem causing your jaw pain, Dr. Gaunt can then prescribe a solution. Sometimes, a problem tooth needs attention, or maybe orthodontic treatment is required to realign your bite. Regardless of the cause, we can remedy the situation and bring you relief at Downriver Smiles.

Contact us today if you have tooth or jaw pain. We accept most dental insurance plans in the area. Be sure to call us right away when you notice the pain – we may be able to see you for treatment the same day you call our clinic in Spokane.


  • 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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