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 259 reviews from around the Web.
  • 05/07/2021
         
    Your office is one of the best run places I have been to. Everyone treats you like they know you. Thanks for the care.
  • 05/29/2021
         
    Great dentistry and staff!
  • 06/04/2021
         
    Great job. Got my teeth cleaned and appointments to repair some fillings.
  • 05/26/2021
         
    Appointments are always prompt, efficient and as pleasant as possible an experience considering it’s the dentist you’re visiting.
  • 05/12/2021
         
    Excellent care.
  • 03/26/2021
         
    Everyone is very pleasant, professional, thorough and answered all of my questions.
  • 05/13/2021
         
    Most happy with the friendly and professional care we were given. Happy to have established a dental care relationship with this practice.
  • 06/02/2021
         
    Ii called last week to schedule a visit and you couldn't have been nicer! Got me scheduled foe the following week! Unheard of.
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Easiest root canal I have ever had and I've had many!! Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere!
  • 06/12/2021
         
    Delightful staff and beautiful setting on the Cheboygan River. I highly recommend Water's Edge
  • 03/17/2021
         
    Was on time and very precise.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    I had a very pleasant experience. Everyone was very friendly and they were very accommodating.
  • 05/19/2021
         
    The people that work in the office make going to the dentist a painless experience. They are relaxed and have a sense of humor when needed.
  • 03/05/2021
         
    Great job again with the cleaning and exam!
  • 04/15/2021
         
    The team here is very professional. Very friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend you make an appointment! I’m glad I did.
  • 05/20/2021
         
    He is the Best.

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.