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 181 reviews from around the Web.
  • 01/24/2020
         
    your office, in particular Kasi, has Always done a wonderful job
  • 03/11/2020
         
    Love this dental practice! Everyone is super friendly and extremely helpful. And Dr. Hanchett does an amazing job.
  • 09/22/2020
         
    They were great with my 4 year old and made it a great experience for him.
  • 08/20/2020
         
    My hygienist Kasi was thorough and efficient. I highly recommend them.
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 07/31/2019
         
    Every step is done easy for me and timely.
  • 08/08/2019
         
    Dr Hanchett's staff scheduled me quickly and discovered my dental problem fast. I will be going back soon to take care of it.
  • 10/25/2019
         
    My hygienist was new and I found her to be very good and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
  • 04/30/2020
         
    He & his assistant explained everything they needed to do & were patient & reassuring.
  • 11/22/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 06/26/2020
         
    Very pleasant experience from beginning to end.
  • 08/20/2020
         
    He is a great dr. And does great work. Makes u feel comfortable while ur there and all the office ladies are polite and professional.
  • 06/10/2020
         
    They are all friendly, efficient and thorough.
  • 08/18/2020
         
    I'm so glad she recommended Dr Hanchett. Everything about this organization is WONDERFUL! I will always look forward to my visits.
  • 12/13/2019
         
    Thorough cleaning and examination done professionally and with upbeat staff.
  • 03/13/2019
         
    My dental appointment yesterday was excellent. The entire staff is very friendly and professional. The office is very nice also, the Riverview is beautiful.
  • 08/27/2020
         
    Cassie does a great job cleaning my teeth. Dr Hanchett gave me a thorough exam. Staff is always pleasant.
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 03/11/2020
         
    Love this dental practice! Everyone is super friendly and extremely helpful. And Dr. Hanchett does an amazing job.
  • 07/16/2019
         
    Great place to get your dental needs addressed! Wonderful smiling people to get you behind the desk and amazing dental staff!

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.