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 148 reviews from around the Web.
  • 07/11/2018
         
    Gentle, caring and friendly atmosphere and people.
  • 07/16/2019
         
    Great place to get your dental needs addressed! Wonderful smiling people to get you behind the desk and amazing dental staff!
  • 12/04/2018
         
    Very friendly and really do know their business, excellent professional care.
  • 01/24/2020
         
    your office, in particular Kasi, has Always done a wonderful job
  • 12/19/2018
         
    Great periodontal care w/Cheryl, superb professionalism & wonderful dental techniques w/Dr. James, and terrific office staff detailing w/Deb & Kristi!
  • 07/11/2018
         
    Great dentist, great staff!! They care, and make you feel welcome the minute you walk in. I had oral surgery done, everything was explained very clear and all went well.
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 10/23/2018
         
    Always a great experience at Dr. Hanchett’s office.....painless, patient, and understanding.
  • 02/01/2019
         
    Dr. Hanchett's office is always a pleasure to visit. His front desk gals are always welcoming.
  • 06/21/2019
         
    I can honestly say that in all the years I've been going to Dr. Hanchette practice, I have never experienced pain during any of my procedures.
  • 04/29/2018
         
    He has been good to me. They get you in right away You never have much if any wait time. He is very careful not to hurt you .
  • 10/25/2019
         
    My hygienist was new and I found her to be very good and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
  • 11/12/2019
         
    Kasi does a great job too!
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Dr. Hanchett was able to see me immediately, was very pleasant, and explained things as he went along.
  • 12/13/2018
         
    Great people great dentist
  • 07/30/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 11/22/2019
         
    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.
  • 12/01/2018
         
    Every aspect, from the waiting room to making my next appointment was top notch.

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.