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.
  • 09/02/2021
         
    Dr. Hatchett makes cavities fun! Can't wait for the next one.
  • 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.
  • 07/01/2021
         
    polite, friendly, new my name.
  • 08/31/2021
         
    Dr Hanchett and his staff are the best I've ever experienced visiting a dentist office.
  • 04/23/2022
         
    Dr hanchett has always done great work on my family's teeth.
  • 10/23/2021
         
    Everyone at Eater's Edge Dentistry was so kind and professional! I would recommend Dr. Hanchett and his staff to anyone.
  • 05/21/2021
         
    He is the Best.
  • 08/27/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett is competent, efficient, and very personable. The whole staff is friendly. It doesn’t get much better than that!
  • 06/29/2021
         
    Entire staff is always so friendly and efficient!!
  • 11/04/2021
         
    Excellent dentist, excellent staff.
  • 07/24/2021
         
    As always with dentists, I hated and dreaded going, but glad I went after.
  • 04/14/2022
         
    Always a good experience. Very professional and friendly.
  • 10/22/2021
         
    I am always well taken care of no problems
  • 05/07/2021
         
    Your office is one of the best run places I have been to. Everyone treats you like they know you. Thanks for the care.

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.