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 224 reviews from around the Web.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 09/22/2020
         
    They were great with my 4 year old and made it a great experience for him.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    The technician, Kasie, that provided cleaning is very professional and considerate in her treatment.
  • 02/26/2021
         
    I’m so happy we found you, I am so impressed at your kindness and caring.
  • 02/12/2021
         
    Always friendly and like a family .
  • 10/11/2020
         
    I am thoroughly pleased with the dental care at Dr. Hanchett's office. The people are warm and friendly, from the office staff to the hygienists to the...
  • 02/25/2021
         
    My visit and care was excellent! Dr. Jim and staff have always been very friendly and accommodating!
  • 03/26/2021
         
    Everyone is very pleasant, professional, thorough and answered all of my questions.
  • 03/28/2021
         
    The hygienist did a very good job and was very gentle
  • 08/27/2020
         
    Cassie does a great job cleaning my teeth. Dr Hanchett gave me a thorough exam. Staff is always pleasant.
  • 09/30/2020
         
    Always pleasant, professional dentistry with a personal touch.
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett’s team did an excellent job! It was a pleasant experience having my teeth cleaned and checked out.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    Great staff always friendly and informative.
  • 03/12/2021
         
    Great people all the way-around!!!!!
  • 04/08/2021
         
    Great and friendly staff!
  • 02/12/2021
         
    I had a semi emergency and they took me right in unlike other dentists I had called.
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Always polite and on time. Dr Hanchett is the best! We miss Debbie but wish her a happy retirement!

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.