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The wisdom teeth are the last four molars to erupt in the rear of your upper and lower arch. In some people, they do not grow in correctly or the jaw is too small to allow them to grow in properly. Problems can arise from impacted teeth, wisdom teeth growing in at an angle or even sideways and other complications. In these cases, Dr. Cory Gaunt, our talented and skilled dentist, will recommend wisdom teeth removal at our state-of-the-art dental clinic in Spokane.

The wisdom teeth usually arrive in the late teen years or early twenties. While some patients have no problems at all from their wisdom teeth, there are many who do and need general dentistry treatment. One important reason for keeping up with regular dental exams and cleanings is this allows Dr. Gaunt to monitor your children’s teeth development, including wisdom teeth. X-rays can reveal if the wisdom teeth are growing in properly or if there are indications of a future problem.

By monitoring the teeth throughout your child’s developmental years, Dr. Gaunt can prepare you for potential issues and even provide corrective measures early that can cost less and be less invasive for your child. Sometimes, removing one or more wisdom teeth early on can prevent more serious misalignments and jaw problems.

Stress-Free Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth extractions are oral surgery, and require a professional dentist with the right skills and experience. Dr. Gaunt can perform stress-free wisdom teeth extractions in our comfortable and inviting dental clinic in Spokane. Patients are provided with a pillow, blanket and headphones so they can listen to music or watch TV to help them relax. We also offer sedation dentistry to help patients relax.

Dr. Gaunt also takes the utmost care to protect you from pain and discomfort during the procedure. You will be given medication to deaden the pain while the treatment is going on and instructions to care for the surgery site in the days to come. Since you will be under some form of anesthesia during your wisdom teeth removal, you should have an adult accompany you to your appointment and drive you home.

Downriver Smiles offers stress-free wisdom teeth extractions at our modern dental clinic in Spokane near Airway Heights. Contact our dental practice for more information or to schedule your appointment.


  • 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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