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  1. False. Up to 50% of children will sustain an oral injury by the time they leave school.1 Non-accidental injury should be considered but falls or collisions are the most common cause.

  2. False. Most tongue lacerations are not improved by suturing. Circumstances in which suturing may be indicated are those into deep muscle layers or completely through the tongue, large gaps or flaps, significant haemorrhage or airway compromise.2 3

  3. False. It …

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