Dr. Guy Hanson

Dentistry
Boise, ID
39 years experience

Locations

Idaho Dental Wellness Center

Boise, ID

Address

9203 West Overland Road, Boise, ID
Directions

Practice website

Fax

2083751098

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

75 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Few: Xylitol is passed into the gut and may cause diarrhea.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Dose dependant: A small dose of sorbitol will likely cause no stomach upset, while a large dose that causes a laxative effect may cause a lot of stomach upset.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly: A healthy child can often tolerate extended doses of advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) but check with your pediatrician before giving any drug to your... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Infection: You may have a chronic infection, so there is no pain. The infection is worsening, possibly due to another illness, so the infection is beginning to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Perhaps: Some mouth ulcers are the result of a herpes virus, while others are not. Mouth ulcers that recur in the same spot many times are often due to the he... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Very little. : Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 may slightly dull the pain, but it will not block the pain of the piercing.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Determination: Becoming a doctor requires a lot of determination and intelligence. Having great interpersonal skills makes one a great doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Poor hygiene: Bleeding gums may be due to poor brushing and flossing. The bleeding may also be due to systemic disease, so it is important for the condition to be ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Professional dental : Dental whitening products available only through dental offices will whiten teeth safely. An in-office treatment will make the whitening take place m... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Very little: Ibuprofen will probably do the most good, but having the toothache cause addressed by a dentist will provide the most relief.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
TMD: You may have temporal mandibular joint dysfunction. Have it evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause. It may be due to sleep apnea.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Probably: A high arch is often associated with mouth breathing and/or sinus issues. The orthognathic surgery may collapse if the underlying problem is not cor... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Pregnant women are now considered to be "real" people prior to delivery.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly: The sore jaw may be due to irritated muscles. The irritated muscles may cause a decreased cleansing in the area, leading to an acne eruption.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Blood flow: The use of sublingual nitroglycerine allows the nitroglycerine to enter the bloodstream almost immediately due to the highly vascularized tissue (lots... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Nitrous Oxide : Nitrous oxide and oxygen is the inhalation combination used most in dentistry. Straight oxygen may also be used if a patient is in a state of medical... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Genetic: This is a genetic condition that is passed along family lines and causes damage to the nerve sheath.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
You may die: If you do not take the antibiotic prior to going to the dentist, you may get an infection called bacterial endocarditis which often leads to death. I... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly: The bumps on the back of your tongue may be irritated papillae. They may also be the signs of something other than the post nasal drip, so an appoint... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Cleanliness: You don't need to thrown everything away, but you do need to thoroughly wash and disinfect items that you use like your toothbrush. You can dip the t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly: Each state has its own medicaid program with their own rules and regulations. In many states, children are covered but adults are not.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Wealth: Baby boomers are leading a healthcare revolution by utilizing their wealth. The want to look good and are willing to spend their money on procedure t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends upon the dos: The timing is very much dose driven. A small amount of sorbitol may have no effect, while a larger dose may have a laxative effect within an hour or ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: No antibiotic can help infections of the teeth (cavities). Infection of the pulp (nerve, artery and vein) can be helped temporarily with septra (sulf... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
It should not hurt: Ultrasonic scaling should not be painful. There may be some sensitivity on the root surfaces when the calculus is removed and the cool water reaches... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Ice: Cold is very refreshing to a child that is teething. One easy thing you can give your child to chew and suck on is a moistened washcloth that has bee... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: You will burn a few calories due to muscular use, but very few are used. With sugarless gum, preferably containing xylitol, you will lose a few calor... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: A bad tooth is an infected tooth. The infection spreads from the tooth into the bone.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Alcohol: Listerine is about 50 proof alcohol. The alcohol may make you dizzy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Most tartar sauce is made with eggs and oil, so no lactose is present.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Multiple reasons: Tingliness may be due to paresthesia (extended anesthesia), nerve damage or pressure on a nerve. This should be investigated by a dentist.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: An infected gum can be treated initially at home with hydrogen peroxide rinses, but you will need to see a dentist in order to get the source of the i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Brush and floss: Periodontal (gum) disease can be controlled with proper brushing and flossing. The bacterial waste and deposits must be professionally removed before... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: The brackets that are ceramic can stain as can the elastic band that hold the wires in the bracket slots. The cement holdinh the bracket on the tooth... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
A few days: The discomfort after a typical tooth extraction will last from a few hours to a few days. A surgical extraction with the removal of bone may be sore ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Medications or resto: Both can cause a metallic taste in the mouth. Silver fillings tend to leach out a metallic taste when they encounter acid (juice, bacteria).
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Varies: The price for insurance is determined by location, age and answers to health questions. The cost in one state will likely vary from the cost in anoth... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly: Chewing gum may cause problems if your bite is not correct or if you suffer from sleep apnea.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Bacteria: The most common cause of bad breath is the bacteria that live between the papillae of the tongue. Stomach disorders can also add nasty odors to the m... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Spit: You don't want to swallow much of the peroxide used in the whitening strips, so spit out your saliva for at least the first few minutes to prevent an ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
They're not: Many dental products receive little testing until they are used on patients. A few years ago, an alternative to amalgam was released. When it was in... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not very likely: A rct that has failed on a third molar (32) is unlikely to be successful a second time. Treatment by an endodontist (specialist in root canals) will ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Periodonal Disease: It sounds as if you may be suffering from periodontal disease (gum disease). It is a treatable condition that if left alone, may lead to heart diseas... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Healing: You would have some oozing and bad breath while your tissues heal after surgery. The sockets remaining where your wisdom teeth one were are holes. F... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Healing: The white area surrounding your tooth extraction site may be the gum healing or the blood clot that formed after the extraction. Your tongue can disl... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly: The bumps on the back of your tongue may be irritated papillae (normal) or they may be an enlargement that needs to be evaluated by your dentist or fa... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
MRI: A TMJ MRI is in order for you. The gritty feeling sound like you have bone grinding on bone rather than the lower jaw being separated from the skull ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Many reasons: Missing teeth, mouth breathing and sinus problems may be contributors to high palate and midline issues.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Visualization: Dental x-rays are used to allow the visualization of cavities, bone level, tumors and infections causing bone loss in areas that cannot be seen direc... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Several: Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus, Excedrin sinus headache and sine-off are a few.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hanson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hanson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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yeah, i actually got something stuck in between my gums for chewing gum a lot. i chew bubble gum when i'm stressed. i can't floss it out :(
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am on oxygen and using a cpap. This doesn't change anything still s
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks a lot for sharing your time for me.

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