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 317 reviews from around the Web.
  • 06/24/2021
         
    So much better than what I had from my previous dentist. I'm absolutely delighted with the results!
  • 05/21/2021
         
    He is the Best.
  • 06/24/2021
         
    Pleasant atmosphere and caring staff.
  • 06/16/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett and the staff very PROFESSIONAL explained my expectatons of my next several procedures on my way to new smile
  • 05/29/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett was considerate and professional. It was a good experience.
  • 01/11/2022
         
    Really nice and very professional had 5 teeth removed and didn't feel any pain very nice place to have dental work done thanks guys
  • 10/28/2021
         
    Frequent rinsing was a great help.
  • 06/25/2021
         
    Great experience all around. A kind and caring practice and a gorgeous view of the river kept me relaxed and smiling!
  • 06/10/2021
         
    It's really great top notch dentist office from when I walked in the door to when I left thank you very much sincerely bill Cornell
  • 07/23/2021
         
    I would definitely recommend this dental office to others!
  • 08/10/2021
         
    Pleasant experience. I don't like this app reworded what I originally wrote.
  • 02/24/2022
         
    Great friendly and professional office!! Thank you!!
  • 06/04/2021
         
    The dentist and staff are very personable and my front tooth looks amazing.
  • 06/04/2021
         
    From registration to checkout, the customer service was fantastic! I will be sending more of my family and friends to Dr. Hanchett.
  • 09/02/2021
         
    Dr. Hatchett makes cavities fun! Can't wait for the next one.

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.