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 302 reviews from around the Web.
  • 02/25/2021
         
    My visit and care was excellent! Dr. Jim and staff have always been very friendly and accommodating!
  • 08/27/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett is competent, efficient, and very personable. The whole staff is friendly. It doesn’t get much better than that!
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Always polite and on time. Dr Hanchett is the best! We miss Debbie but wish her a happy retirement!
  • 08/31/2021
         
    Dr Hanchett and his staff are the best I've ever experienced visiting a dentist office.
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Easiest root canal I have ever had and I've had many!! Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere!
  • 05/20/2021
         
    He is the Best.
  • 06/08/2021
         
    Excellent care! Dr. Jim is super!! Friendly staff...Thank You !
  • 06/04/2021
         
    The dentist and staff are very personable and my front tooth looks amazing.
  • 06/03/2021
         
    All staff professional,kind and friendly
  • 06/24/2021
         
    Pleasant atmosphere and caring staff.
  • 03/03/2021
         
    I had an issue with my tooth that hadn't been previously resolved and Dr. Hanchett took care of it immediately. I'll be going back.
  • 04/09/2021
         
    Great job I will more than happy to recommend him to anybody friends family neighbors only thing is I need to get him out to go fishing show me the good spots I'm new up here but I know he's a busy man hahah.
  • 03/28/2021
         
    The hygienist did a very good job and was very gentle
  • 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.
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett’s team did an excellent job! It was a pleasant experience having my teeth cleaned and checked out.
  • 05/19/2021
         
    Definitely

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.