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impaction

[im′pak·shən]
(medicine)
The state of being lodged and retained in a body part.
Confinement of a tooth in the jaw so that its eruption is prevented.
A condition in which one fragment of bone is firmly driven into another fragment so that neither can move against the other.
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Migraines are often misdiagnosed as "sinus" headaches, dental impactions and eye strain.