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 302 reviews from around the Web.
  • 06/04/2021
         
    The dentist and staff are very personable and my front tooth looks amazing.
  • 06/24/2021
         
    So much better than what I had from my previous dentist.
  • 06/04/2021
         
    Friendly staff, very good service,teeth works well done
  • 06/02/2021
         
    Ii called last week to schedule a visit and you couldn't have been nicer! Got me scheduled foe the following week! Unheard of.
  • 06/23/2021
         
    So much better than what I had from my previous dentist. NEVER a good place for dental work!
  • 02/26/2021
         
    I’m so happy we found you, I am so impressed at your kindness and caring.
  • 05/29/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett was considerate and professional. It was a good experience.
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Staff friendly and very professional!
  • 04/21/2021
         
    Everything went well, the whole staff was kind and did their job. Beautiful experience in a beautiful setting.
  • 05/13/2021
         
    Most happy with the friendly and professional care we were given. Happy to have established a dental care relationship with this practice.
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Always polite and on time. Dr Hanchett is the best! We miss Debbie but wish her a happy retirement!
  • 03/12/2021
         
    Great people all the way-around!!!!!
  • 03/20/2021
         
    Everyone is friendly and makes you feel relaxed.
  • 04/08/2021
         
    Great and friendly staff!
  • 03/28/2021
         
    The hygienist did a very good job and was very gentle
  • 02/25/2021
         
    My visit and care was excellent! Dr. Jim and staff have always been very friendly and accommodating!
  • 07/23/2021
         
    I would definitely recommend this dental office to others!
  • 08/27/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett is competent, efficient, and very personable. The whole staff is friendly. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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.