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What increases my risk for a ranula?

Mouth surgery may increase the risk for getting a ranula. Some ranulas form spontaneously, but others may result from mouth traumas, like surgery or an injury. There are no additional risks known as ranulas are not passed from person to person, nor are they caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi.

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Can a ranula be prevented?
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There is no known way to prevent a ranula from forming. Ranulas only occur in one of two ways. One w...
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What is a simple ranula?
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A ranula is a mucous cyst found on the floor of the mouth. For a simple ranula, the mass is containe...
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Is a ranula serious?
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Ranulas do require treatment, but they are not serious in that they are not life threatening and do ...
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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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