Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Water's Edge
James Hanchett, D.D.S.
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
(231) 627-4301
11404 N Straits Hwy
Cheboygan, MI 49721
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James Hanchett, D.D.S. is rated 5 out of 5 based on 224 reviews from around the Web.
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett’s team did an excellent job! It was a pleasant experience having my teeth cleaned and checked out.
  • 03/20/2021
         
    Everyone is friendly and makes you feel relaxed.
  • 03/17/2021
         
    Was on time and very precise.
  • 02/19/2021
         
    It's nice to have the option to get your teeth cleaned.
  • 02/03/2021
         
    Had a tooth that needed extraction and that went very well with no pain. It was more stressful for Doctor Hanchett than me.
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Very meticulous. And friendly.
  • 03/19/2021
         
    As usual, nothing but the best care from the Water's Edge team. Lindsay L. made sure the chompers were shiny and bright! Thank you!
  • 03/25/2021
         
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 02/19/2021
         
    Wonderful experience again. Was concerned about a change of status on my tooth. Got in right away.
  • 10/11/2020
         
    I am thoroughly pleased with the dental care at Dr. Hanchett's office. The people are warm and friendly, from the office staff to the hygienists to the...
  • 03/28/2021
         
    The hygienist did a very good job and was very gentle
  • 01/18/2021
         
    The staff is so kind and greets you with a smile when you first walk in. I was very impressed. I suffer from dental anxiety.
  • 02/24/2021
         
    Always a pleasant and professional experience !
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Easiest root canal I have ever had and I've had many!! Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere!
  • 02/16/2021
         
    Every team member there treats me like their favorite patient!Although fully booked on a busy Monday, they were still able to squeeze me in; they are the best!
  • 01/26/2021
         
    Best dental office ever!!!
  • 02/10/2021
         
    Every team member there treats me like their favorite patient!
  • 03/03/2021
         
    I had an issue with my tooth that hadn't been previously resolved and Dr. Hanchett took care of it immediately. I'll be going back.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    Great staff always friendly and informative.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    The technician, Kasie, that provided cleaning is very professional and considerate in her treatment.

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Root Canals

Inner Tooth Infections

A “root canal,” or pulpectomy, is a treatment for infections in the soft inner tissue of a tooth. Root canal infections can spread into the outer areas of the tooth, causing discoloration. If left untreated, they will affect the health of the jaw and other tissues surrounding the tooth.

About Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are the thin passages that run from the soft inner tissue of your tooth (pulp) to the tip of the root of your tooth. These canals may become infected in a variety of ways, most commonly as a result of untreated cavities. Because the canals contain nerve fibers, infections of this sort are often accompanied by varying amounts of pain.

Root canal procedures not only preserve your dental and oral health, but also improve the appearance of teeth darkened by infection. They are likewise a preventative measure to help you to avoid costly restorations to replace a tooth lost to decay and infection.

Aren't Root Canals Painful?

Many people are concerned by the potential pain of a root canal procedure. You may be surprised to learn that modern day root canal therapy is usually painless and no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed.

Procedure

After sufficiently numbing the area, the doctor creates an opening on the surface of the tooth. He then removes any decayed tissue or bacteria. An instrument called a root canal file is then used to remove the nerve fibers and clean out infected tissue from within the thin canals. We use magnifying equipment to aid in the procedure.

Next, the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and supplied with initial filling material, accompanied by medications to soothe the area.

A final filling, such as those used to fix cavities, is applied to the surface of the tooth. In many cases, a crown is placed instead of a filling to provide more structural support for the tooth.

Most often, both the diagnostic exam and the root canal procedure can be completed in one office visit.