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 146 reviews from around the Web.
  • 11/14/2018
         
    Friendly, thorough, professional!
  • 07/11/2018
         
    Gentle, caring and friendly atmosphere and people.
  • 10/25/2019
         
    My hygienist was new and I found her to be very good and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
  • 04/18/2019
         
    Great service! The staff is friendly and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is very nice and does fantastic job! I trust him with my family!
  • 07/26/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 06/12/2019
         
    Efficient, expert, and friendly service.
  • 09/18/2018
         
    I was very impressed with the way Dr. Hanchett explained everything to me about the condition of my teeth and about the procedure I will be having.
  • 06/21/2019
         
    They are very patient oriented and will accommodate an individuals schedule .
  • 04/23/2019
         
    I absolutely love it! The staff is amazing and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is very caring about his patients.
  • 11/10/2018
         
    The staff is very friendly and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is great and very friendly; he’s is great addition to our community.
  • 02/09/2019
         
    Thanks for getting me in so quick!!
  • 11/22/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 09/19/2018
         
    Treated so nice! Lost a crown & they took me the minute I came in 😁
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Excellent professional team with the personal touch. Great experience here for this satisfied customer and patient!
  • 06/27/2018
         
    They are very kind and my family and I are very very Happy here!
  • 01/23/2019
         
    This is my favorite dental practice. The care is great and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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.