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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 121 reviews from around the Web.
  • 09/02/2016
         
    Had a tooth pulled today by Dr. Hanchett and his lovely assistant Ginger. They were amazing and made me feel so at ease. I would highly recommend them. Feel...
  • 11/13/2017
         
    Great staff; great dentist. Professional, considerate and ubër friendly dentist and staff. Two thumbs up.
  • 12/01/2018
         
    Every aspect, from the waiting room to making my next appointment was top notch.
  • 10/17/2018
         
    The office is clean, up to date and friendly. I had the best cleaning of my life and a thorough examination by Dr. Hanchett.
  • 08/01/2017
         
    The business office is ALWAYS professional and welcoming. I greatly appreciate that Becky ALWAYS stops what she's doing to talk with me. In this day &...
  • 04/06/2017
         
    I give Dr. Hanchett a 5 star rating. Very caring and professional and frindly.
  • 12/23/2017
         
    Very friendly office staff and dentist. Highly recommend.
  • 01/11/2018
         
    I found the staff very helpful and efficient. Dr. Hanchett was professional, patient and answered all of my questions.
  • 08/23/2017
         
    Saw my husband for the first time on an extremely short notice (called Mon, got him in Tues morning). Staff treated us with great respect and took care of......
  • 10/27/2017
         
    I have an excellent dentist office - always friendly and courteous:)
  • 08/27/2017
         
    This view makes getting a filling a little better.
  • 06/27/2018
         
    They are very kind and my family and I are very very Happy here!
  • 03/30/2017
         
    Always a friendly and professional experience! The entire team makes you feel welcome!
  • 12/04/2018
         
    Very friendly and really do know their business, excellent professional care.
  • 09/01/2018
         
    I am completely satisfied with my overall care and treatment.

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
TMJ Treatment

The temporal mandibular (TMJ) joints are located near the ear, at the top of the lower jaw. These joints allow movement of your jaw.

TMJ disorders are caused by injury, arthritis or habits such as grinding the teeth at night. These disorders may produce some of the following symptoms:
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Clicking or grating noises with jaw movement
  • Pain opening or closing the mouth
  • Limited movement of the jaw

Not all discomfort of the jaw is the result of a TMJ disorder. In many cases, stress causes the muscles in the jaw to tense, resulting in symptoms similar to those characteristic of a TMJ disorder. Special imaging techniques may be needed to properly diagnose jaw problems and correct them accordingly.

Treatment

The necessary course of treatment is dependent on the specific diagnosis and severity of the damage to the joint. Oftentimes, a night guard is effective to prevent damage caused by clenching and grating of the teeth.

Night guards are fashioned to fit your bite by taking an impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to a lab where your night guard will be constructed.