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Are there alternative treatments for a ranula?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

No, there are no alternative treatments for ranulas. Draining the cyst is one treatment option. Surgery to remove the cyst and the blocked gland is another treatment option. Ranulas do not resolve on their own nor do they respond to alternative treatments.

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