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 259 reviews from around the Web.
  • 06/04/2021
         
    The dentist and staff are very personable and my front tooth looks amazing.
  • 04/09/2021
         
    Great job I will more than happy to recommend him to anybody friends family neighbors only thing is I need to get him out to go fishing show me the good spots I'm new up here but I know he's a busy man hahah.
  • 05/19/2021
         
    Definitely
  • 04/07/2021
         
    Wonderful experience. I had a dental surgery and it was painless. The Doctor and the staff was caring and made sure I was comfortable.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    The technician, Kasie, that provided cleaning is very professional and considerate in her treatment.
  • 05/20/2021
         
    He is the Best.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 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.
  • 03/26/2021
         
    Everyone is very pleasant, professional, thorough and answered all of my questions.
  • 04/15/2021
         
    The team here is very professional. Very friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend you make an appointment! I’m glad I did.
  • 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.
  • 04/08/2021
         
    Everyone makes you feel so welcome and the efficiency of the staff is amazing. The treatment has always been excellent!
  • 03/20/2021
         
    Everyone is friendly and makes you feel relaxed.
  • 06/03/2021
         
    All staff professional,kind and friendly
  • 03/23/2021
         
    Great staff always friendly and informative.
  • 05/26/2021
         
    Appointments are always prompt, efficient and as pleasant as possible an experience considering it’s the dentist you’re visiting.
  • 03/05/2021
         
    Great job again with the cleaning and exam!

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.