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Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales

Dentistry
Washington, DC
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Washington, DC

Address

3165 Mount Pleasant Street.,NW, Washington, DC
Directions

Practice website

About

Bio

Born in Trinidad & Tobago migrating as a child to Puerto Rico. 2nd Generation Dentist. 33rd year in General Dentistry practice. Volunteer Worldwide medical/dental missions for 16 years. District of Columbia Dental Board Member 1999-2008. Dental Board Examiner (NERB). Community Activist. Sports: TaiChi, Scuba diving, Tennis, Sailing

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
During eruption: During the eruption of "baby''teeth is common to get a bit inflammed around the area resulting in excessive salivation, gums itching, increase in bo... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Might need biopsy: Visit your dentist ASAP. After reviewing your past and recent dental history your Dr should be able to determine the course of action. Generally if a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Fights decay: Fluoride is s natural mineral found in many foods and water. Tooth enamel looses minerals by the action of acids on the tooth( demineralization ) resu... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Oil of clove: If the tooth has an opening she can soak a piece of cotton in oil of clove which will give her some relief .Its a natural analgesic and antiseptic use... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Might need a biopsy: The only way you can be sure if anything is wrong with your swollen lymph node is to have a biopsy done. This procedure involves removing a sample fro... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Visit your dentist: Teeth pain can be caused by several reasons. For that reason you need to visit your dentist for a dental examination.Also for a professional teeth whi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Re-evaluate: Sometimes a particular antibiotic might not be as effective as we expect. Changing to another type of antibiotic might help. However antibiotics usual... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Proper diagnosis : leukoplakia is a white or gray patch that develops in tongue, cheek or floor of mouth. A biopsy will properly diagnose and determining and eliminating... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Periodontal Issue: According to your symptoms is possible your gums are bleeding due to gingivitis or periodontal disease. Plaque and tar accumulation irritates the gums... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Many causes: Are you referring to the inside or the outside of the mouth. Inside the mouth can be an abscess, cyst, tumor. Outside can be the same, or inflammed ly... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not at all: A professional dental cleaning is the only way to remove efficiently tar build up.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
No knowledge: Do not have any knowledge on dental care in india.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Illness-like Symptom: During teething most babies will have itching gums , pain and might even have a mild or slight fever. All of this can result in a very irritable baby.... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Many causes: metalic taste can be caused by medication side effects , anemia, defective metal filling in a tooth, dehydration and many more. Check with your Doctor... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Concerned see Doctor: Uncontrollable spasms or contractions of the muscles around the mouth are called muscle tics or twitches. Some are normal and minor, and may be trigge... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Absolutely: The insertion of this apparatus down your troat will irritate the walls and structures . Its a temporary condition that if it does persist consult wi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
One to two visits: Depending on the extent of each cavity. Generaly we treatment plan patiens for quadrant dentistry.That is we divide the oral cavity in 4 sections and ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
No time set: It can take many years of chewing tobacco to develop changes in the oral tissue that can lead to cancer. However, mouth cancer can result from many ot... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Hygiene ,avoid habit: Other than the routine good brushing with children toothpaste, proper diet low in sugars and carbs you should avoid the baby bottle habit, pacifier an... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Nervousness?: You might not need to be too concerned but if this behavior continues you should seek professional help. A chronic pulling hair out and eating it call... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Prevention: Preventing oral disease by daily proper oral hygiene,routine dental examination, dental cleaning, fluoride application, eliminating oral habits such a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Absolutely: Our facial features are determined by the development of the bones, teeth, lips, tongue, and all structures of the head and neck. Any deformities or m... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Any symptoms??: Regardless of the force of trauma damages can occur to the teeth or surrounded structures such as lips, tongue, gums. If no displacement of the teeth,... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Common occurrence : Gingivostomatitis is the long name for a condition that results in a very sore mouth. It's caused by a viral infection( herpes simplex virus) and is c... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Ignore: Crushed ice or frozen natural fruit . The coldness numbs the gums and the crunchiness soothes itch.
A female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Dry Socket,: The most common complication after an extraction , dry socket, occurs when the blood clot does not form well resulting in pain which can radiate to o... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Seek trestment: A bump in the lip has to de diagnosed for proper treatment. It can be as simple as due to trauma bitting lip or a sore from a disease condition
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Pain medication : Pill imprint WATSON 385 has been identified as Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate 500 mg / 7.5 mg used for pain management. You should consult w... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Preferably not: It is preferred that any oral viral or bacterial infection or traumatic injury be healed first to avoid any spreading or complications.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Infected?: Pain from a broken tooth can be because the nerve tissue is exposed , infected or it can be from exposure to air/ cold/ heat of the internal portion o... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Still healing: The extraction site is probably still healing. Complete closure of the tooth socket takes 7-14 days . In some instances the doctor places a healing d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Several reasons: You need to be examined to determine if your lump is tooth or gum related. In some instances a biopsy is needed to determine the condition. Seek exam... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Most likely a cavity: It seems that you have a cavity. Any damage to the tooth that exposes the interior of the tooth is going to result in the type of pain you have. Even ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Have an xray taken: Generally by age 12-14 your second molars must have erupted. Either they are impacted (unable to erupt due to their position) or are congenitally miss... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Can be helpful: Yes , oil of clove is one of the ingredients in some compounds or medications we use in dentistry to alleviate pain associated with a tooth infection.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Depends how loose: Depending how loose the tooth is. Sometime with a gentle pull using dental floss rapped around the tooth. Usually eating an apple can finish loosening... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Visit your physician: Your condition can be caused by a simple bacterial or viral infection , upper respiratory condition, teeth or gum problems or some other cause. Their... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
From none to severe : Gum disease generally consists from gingivitis ( mild bleeding) to advanced periodontitis( severe bone loss) which can result in tooth abcess or loss.... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Antibiotics: Due to the remaining numbness in the lips or cheeks its not unusual that children "play around" with that area and end up bitting it lacerating or inj... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Possible: The nose ring will appear on the xray in an area that can block a possible tooth image. However its up to the clinician to correctly interpret the x... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Several possibilitie: Depending on the location if its the same radiopacity that a tooth and located at tha root tip it can be a cementoma, a benign lesion. If its a bit cl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Gium disease: If you are bleeding after brushing or flossing most likely is due to gingivitis or periodontal disease. Plaque accumulates in areas you can't brush or... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes: Regurgitation or vomiting exposes your teeth to stomach acids that will erode the tooth enamel if repeated constantly. You must seek help from profess... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Mild possibility: Any oral lesion that persists for a long period of time adding a carcinogenic substances such as tobacco smoking or chewing, alcohol or drug abuse i... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Need for biopsy?: Any oral lesion that persists for more than 1-2 weeks should have a biopsy. This involves surgically removing portion or the entire lesion and having ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Possible dry socket: One of the most common complication after an extrated tooth is called dry socket or alveolitis. The blood cloth does not form well or is dislodged lea... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Ignore: Proper oral hygiene and diet? How often I should get a dental exam , cleaning including X-rays ?
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Malocclusion, stress: Its not uncommon for young children to grind their teeth asleep. Most likely is caused as a reaction to the teeth erupting and accomodating. In adults... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
Ignore: Good oral hygiene, diet low in sugar and carbohydrates, regular visits to your dentist.

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Thank you notes
Mar 19, 2015
Great Dentist!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cameron-Morales is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cameron-Morales is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks you so much no really I was given amocxililin 3 tablets a day, my doc did say it's as inflamed but to me the redness is very little.
HealthTap member
I'm having halitosis due to digestive problems. Please tell me the treatment.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Sending another question out there. Thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, District Of Columbia - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, District of Columbia - Fall
2014
Top Dentist, First Place, District of Columbia - Fall
2014

Affiliations

North East Board of Dental Examiners
Hispanic Dental Association
Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Puerto rico
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