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 145 reviews from around the Web.
  • 11/01/2017
         
    I have had extensive dental work most of my life. I am so grateful I found Dr. Hanchett and his staff. I needed a partial....
  • 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.
  • 07/31/2019
         
    Every step is done easy for me and timely.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Dr. Hanchett was able to see me immediately, was very pleasant, and explained things as he went along.
  • 12/23/2017
         
    Very friendly office staff and dentist. Highly recommend.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Excellent professional team with the personal touch. Great experience here for this satisfied customer and patient!
  • 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.
  • 07/26/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 11/14/2018
         
    Friendly, thorough, professional!
  • 12/04/2018
         
    Very friendly and really do know their business, excellent professional care.
  • 07/11/2018
         
    Gentle, caring and friendly atmosphere and people.
  • 12/20/2018
         
    Great periodontal care w/Cheryl, superb professionalism & wonderful dental techniques w/Dr. James, and terrific office staff detailing w/Deb & Kristi!
  • 04/29/2018
         
    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 .
  • 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.
  • 09/19/2018
         
    Treated so nice! Lost a crown & they took me the minute I came in 😁
  • 10/27/2017
         
    I have an excellent dentist office - always friendly and courteous:)
  • 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.
  • 06/27/2018
         
    They are very kind and my family and I are very very Happy here!
  • 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.