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 177 reviews from around the Web.
  • 06/12/2019
         
    Efficient, expert, and friendly service.
  • 08/08/2019
         
    Dr Hanchett's staff scheduled me quickly and discovered my dental problem fast. I will be going back soon to take care of it.
  • 07/03/2020
         
    Dr. Hanchett's office is a beautiful place to visit - the view of the Cheboygan River is spectacular!
  • 06/08/2020
         
    Excellent care always. This is a fantastic dental practice.
  • 11/12/2019
         
    Kasi does a great job too!
  • 10/25/2019
         
    My hygienist was new and I found her to be very good and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
  • 07/06/2019
         
    From entry to exit the staff provide exceptional service. I am greeted in the door with a smile and addressed by name. An A+ operation!
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 06/21/2019
         
    They are very patient oriented and will accommodate an individuals schedule .
  • 08/27/2020
         
    Cassie does a great job cleaning my teeth. Dr Hanchett gave me a thorough exam. Staff is always pleasant.
  • 04/30/2020
         
    He & his assistant explained everything they needed to do & were patient & reassuring.
  • 07/31/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 08/01/2020
         
    Dr Hanchett and company came highly recommended from family and friends.
  • 06/26/2020
         
    Very pleasant experience from beginning to end.
  • 08/19/2020
         
    The office got me in on a days notice, and were amazingly caring and helpful. I couldn't be more pleased as a patient who is not a regular.
  • 03/13/2019
         
    My dental appointment yesterday was excellent. The entire staff is very friendly and professional. The office is very nice also, the Riverview is beautiful.
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 11/22/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 04/19/2019
         
    Great service! The staff is friendly and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is very nice and does fantastic job! I trust him with my family!

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.