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Dr. Guy Hanson

Dentistry
Boise, ID
38 years experience

Locations

Idaho Dental Wellness Center

Boise, ID

Address

9203 West Overland Road, Boise, ID
Directions

Practice website

Fax

2083751098

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Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

75 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Most tartar sauce is made with eggs and oil, so no lactose is present.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: A bad tooth is an infected tooth. The infection spreads from the tooth into the bone.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Alcohol: Listerine is about 50 proof alcohol. The alcohol may make you dizzy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly: Chewing gum may cause problems if your bite is not correct or if you suffer from sleep apnea.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Additional training: Orthodontists are dentists that have completed a residency in orthodontics after completing dental school. The have earned an master's degree when th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Many reasons: Missing teeth, mouth breathing and sinus problems may be contributors to high palate and midline issues.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several: Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus, Excedrin sinus headache and sine-off are a few.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Chewing gum releases saliva and helps decrease cavities. Make sure the gum does not contain a sugar because the sugar will feed the bacteria that cau... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sleep apnea: Many headaches are due to occlusal problems or sleep apnea.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
It Depends: The price for clear braces will depend upon the individual doctor placing and monitoring them and the availability of bone to move the teeth through.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Dental work can be done anytime during pregnancy. During the third trimester, positioning may be an issue. The latest guidelines state that a pregna... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several brands: There are a number of brands that contain xylitol and they are very beneficial to those that chew them. The xylitol is eaten by the bacteria that cau... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Autoimmune Disorder?: Your mom may be suffering from sjogren's syndrome. I have had several patients with similar symptoms and a correct diagnosis and by a physician prope... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
It Depends: In many countries, the dentists have been trained in the us, so there is no language issue. In much o europe, the dentists speak english as well as t... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Fill in the space: An implant or a bridge will replace the missing tooth and help to equalize the biting pressure on that side.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly: White tongue may be a buildup of bacteria on your tongue. The waste from the bacteria can cause bad breath.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Burning Tongue Syndr: Eating all of the cough drops with an anesthetic efffect may have damaged your tongue and you may now have burning tongue syndrome. Visit your dentis... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Protection: Dental dams are latex or nitrile sheets that help keep the area being worked on out of the saliva. They also protect small items from falling into th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly yeast: The white splotches may be a yeast infection. You'll need to see your physician or dentist to determine if it is yeast, then start on an antifungal m... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Acid: Thee burning sensation may be due to the acid in the food products. It may also be a mild allergic reaction, so having a physician evaluate potential... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sore areas: A denture pressure point is an area that is receiving too much pressure from the denture base, causing a sore. They usually heal quickly one the pres... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
2-3 weeks`: Dry socket is an infection of the jaw bone that arises when the clot comes loose from the socket. Suction (drinking through a straw, spitting) can ca... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
None at all: When the teeth are removed, there is no pain as you will be anesthetized. Afterward, there may be some discomfort if bone is surgically removed and h... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
It dpends: The length of anesthesia duration depends upon whether or not the injection was merely local or a nerve block. A nerve block typically lasts much lon... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Amnesia: Triazolam is a drug that was once used quite often a a sleeping pill. It is the generic name for halcion, (triazolam) the drug that is responsible fo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dead bacteria: The white fil may be one of several things. It may be a film of dead bacteria, sloughing lining of the mouth due to alcohol exposure or a thickening ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Stain: Glutaraldehyde base disinfectants can stain the resin base. They will permeate the pores present and leave a stain within the pores. The glutaraldeh... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Ice: The gums may be bleeding due to teething. Ice on the gums may soothe the irritation.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Minimally invasive: We use minimally invasive treatments in order to minimize the risk of introducing bacteria into the bloodstream. The use of air abrasion techniques o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: With the addition of growth hormones as well as other hormones to the animal food supply, children are being exposed to chemicals that are altering th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 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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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.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton
Graduated 1984MD

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