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on areas of the tongue that appear smooth, red, and shiny.



3. In deciding whether to intervene when a newborn is diagnosed with ankyloglossia, the most important factor is:


Breastfeeding success and maternal pain with latching.
Parental input. This is an elective procedure and should be done only if the parents request it.
None of the above because intervention is rare for newborns and recommended only in severe cases.


4. Which of the following statements about aphthous ulcers is correct?
Aphthous ulcers can be divided into 3 categories.
Aphthous ulcers may be infectious or traumatic in nature.
Aphthous ulcers are more common in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease.
All of the above.
None of the above.

5. What is the most appropriate course of action when a ranula is diagnosed? Incise and drain the lesion.
Refer for excision.
Observe for spontaneous resolution.
Prescribe a 10-day course of oral antibiotics.
None of the above.

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