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 130 reviews from around the Web.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Excellent professional team with the personal touch. Great experience here for this satisfied customer and patient!
  • 12/20/2018
         
    Great periodontal care w/Cheryl, superb professionalism & wonderful dental techniques w/Dr. James, and terrific office staff detailing w/Deb & Kristi!
  • 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!
  • 10/20/2017
         
    First visit... Recently moved to Cheboygan and just trying toi establish with new doctors. Pleasant, friendly. Hygienist was VERY thorough. I feel quite...
  • 06/04/2017
         
    Dr. Hanchett and his staff are the best! They care and are on top of things. I rate them a 5 star dental office.
  • 12/13/2018
         
    Great people great dentist
  • 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 &...
  • 06/12/2019
         
    Efficient, expert, and friendly service.
  • 08/23/2017
         
    Thank you for taking care of my husband's needs and making him so comfortable while being there! Will definitely recommend this dentist to others in the...
  • 07/28/2017
         
    Great dentist! Calm and patient! I was a first time patient and very nervous. He put me at ease and I'm going back!!
  • 11/13/2017
         
    Great staff; great dentist. Professional, considerate and ubër friendly dentist and staff. Two thumbs up.
  • 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.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Dr. Hanchett was able to see me immediately, was very pleasant, and explained things as he went along.
  • 12/04/2018
         
    Very friendly and really do know their business, excellent professional care.
  • 02/16/2018
         
    The front desk ladies were awesome, and Ginger was very welcoming. Dr. Hanchett was quick and thorough and insured me of my next visit.
  • 10/23/2018
         
    Always a great experience at Dr. Hanchett’s office.....painless, patient, and understanding.

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.