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The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) national guidelines about the management of conditions of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) have been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Its purpose is to be an useful tool available for surgeons and other medical colleagues, so they can also assist in the management of what might develop into a condition of chronic pain. The use of TMJ multidisciplinary teams should be encouraged to allow all treatment options for management to be discussed appropriately in selected cases, rather than unnecessarily progressing to surgical intervention. In this review we will cover the range of clinical situations of the TMJ and what are the treatment options available in each case according to the NICE and BAOMS guidelines. 
A new Odontogenic tumour has been officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as seen in the latest edition of the Classification of Head and Neck Tumours of 2017. Only 7 cases of the Primordial Odontogenic tumour has been reported so far (6 in 2014 and 1 in 2016). The tumour represent a kind of primordial ectomesenchymal odontogenic proliferation with features closely resembling those of the dental papilla. As these develop during childhood or early adolescence, the presence of unerupted teeth may be the result of their displacement during tumour growth. 
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