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Can a ranula be prevented?

There is no known way to prevent a ranula from forming. Ranulas only occur in one of two ways. One way is a spontaneous occurrence, which is impossible to prevent, and the second is in response to mouth trauma, such as from surgery or an injury.

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What is a plunging ranula?
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A ranula is a mucous cyst found on the floor of the mouth. For a plunging ranula, the cyst extends b...
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Is a ranula serious?
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How does a ranula affect the body?
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A ranula affects the body by forming a mass beneath the tongue that can interfere with eating, chewi...
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What is the rate of incidence for ranulas?
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