Our Core Values

Let us take care of you and your smile


We relentlessly pursue the highest level of performance. This requires hard work and a constant focus on quality.

Servant Leadership

Leaders build relationships of trust, are a source for help, and coach and lead their team members to be the best that they can be.

Patient-Centered Care

Our actions are constantly focused on providing excellent patient service in a warm and welcoming environment.


We will always support people for doing what is right, and will speak up if we see or hear something that doesn’t seem right.


This requires accountability for individual actions and a commitment to giving our very best effort with every patient, every day.


We can accomplish more together than as individuals. Success requires us to work together and treat each other with respect.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency like severe tooth pain please click this button to call Dr. Musgrave. Dr. Musgrave provides expert emergency dental services in Tucson.

What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation involving the teeth, gums, or jaws that requires immediate attention from a dental professional. Some common dental emergencies include:

  • Severe toothache or pain that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Swelling or infection in the mouth or face
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out or dislodged teeth due to injury
  • Uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth
  • Dental abscess or pus-filled swelling on the gums
  • Lost or damaged dental restorations, such as crowns or fillings, that cause pain or expose sensitive tooth structure

What to do when you have a dental emergency?

  • Stay calm and assess the situation: Identify the problem and its severity. Is it a knocked-out tooth, severe pain, or swelling?
  • Call your dentist immediately: Explain your situation to your dentist and schedule an emergency appointment. Most dental offices have provisions for urgent cases and will accommodate you as soon as possible.
  • Follow first-aid measures:
    • For a knocked-out tooth: Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (not the root), and gently rinse it with water. Do not scrub or remove any attached tissue. If possible, reinsert the tooth into its socket, or store it in a container of milk or saline solution to keep it moist.
    • For a broken tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water, and apply a cold compress to the affected area to minimize swelling.
    • For a severe toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater, and take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed. Avoid applying aspirin directly to the affected area, as it can cause tissue damage.
  • Seek professional help: Visit your dentist as soon as possible to receive the appropriate treatment for your dental emergency.

What are the expected costs when you have a dental emergency?

The cost of emergency dental care varies depending on the severity of the situation and the treatment required. Some factors that can affect the cost include:

  • The type of treatment: Emergency dental treatments range from simple procedures like prescribing antibiotics or pain medications to more complex procedures like root canals or dental surgery.
  • Location: Dental fees may vary based on the region or city where the dental practice is located.
  • Dental insurance: Your insurance coverage may affect the out-of-pocket cost for emergency dental care. It is essential to understand your insurance plan and the extent of coverage it provides for dental emergencies.

In general, the cost for emergency dental treatment varies for a simple consultation and prescription to more complicated procedures like extractions, root canals, or dental surgery.

What are the best ways to prevent dental emergencies?

Preventing dental emergencies is crucial to maintaining good oral health. Here are some tips to help you avoid dental emergencies:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and use an antiseptic mouthwash.
  • Visit your dentist regularly: Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and to address any issues before they become emergencies.
  • Protect your teeth during sports: Wear a mouthguard while participating in sports.
  • Avoid using your teeth as tools: Refrain from using your teeth to open packages, bottles, or to chew on hard objects, as this can cause damage.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency like severe tooth pain please click this button to call Dr. Musgrave. Dr. Musgrave provides expert emergency dental services in Tucson.

Dental Emergency Summary

In summary, dental emergencies are urgent situations involving the teeth, gums, or jaws that require immediate professional attention. Common emergencies include severe toothache, swelling, broken teeth, and uncontrolled bleeding. If you have a dental emergency, call your dentist immediately and follow first-aid measures while waiting for your appointment. The cost of emergency dental care varies based on the treatment, location, and insurance coverage. Prevent dental emergencies by maintaining good oral hygiene, visiting your dentist regularly, wearing mouthguards during sports, and not using your teeth as tools.

We are dedicated to giving each of our patients the healthy smile they deserve!

General Dentistry

A general dentist is your primary care dental provider. General needs include diagnosis, treatments, and management of our overall oral care needs. General dentistry can include gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, and much more.

General dentistry is critical when it comes to the overall care of your teeth. It is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months to help prevent cavities and other problems. When necessary, we have the ability to take x-rays to help see diseases of the teeth and other issues that may not be seen with a usual oral exam.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your teeth, gums, and overall smile, you are looking for a cosmetic dentist. Dr. Musgrave has been doing cosmetic procedures for over 30 years and takes pride in his cosmetic work.

If you’d like to improve tooth color, shape, size, alignment, or position you should contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Musgrave.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are often the preferred method of restoring an extracted tooth. Often bridges will require alterations to healthy teeth to accommodate the new bridge. With implants no such alteration is needed and the end product is much more natural and maintenance free.

It is important to smile with confidence and enjoy your favorite foods. Dental implants can be a stable way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can look and feel like your natural teeth.

Oral Surgery

Dr. Malcolm E. Musgrave offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services. Some of these services include oral pathology, tooth extractions (including wisdom teeth), impacted canines, bone grafting, and other corrective surgeries.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists in removal of diseased, impacted, damaged, and non-restorable teeth. We can provide safe and effective anesthesia services in-office.

Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is a low profile solution for straightening teeth which does not include the use of  brackets or wires. Without the use of brackets and wires Invisalign fits in like a retainer straightening the teeth without any noticeable hardware.

Depending on the complexity of your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as 6 months, but you’ll start seeing results in a matter of weeks.


Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is inflammation and infection of the soft tissue around teeth. Common causes include poor oral hygiene, plaque, smoking, diabetes, and certain medications.

The initial phase is called gingivitis. At this point, the gums are swollen, red, and may bleed. If periodontal disease is left untreated it will spread to the bone supporting the teeth. This phase is called periodontitis. The gums pull away from the teeth, creating pockets where bacteria collect and release toxins that damage gums, teeth, and bone. Without aggressive treatment, the teeth may loosen and fall out.

Dr. Musgrave and the dental hygienist play a key role in stabilizing periodontal disease before your overall health is affected by an uncontrolled infection. Patients with periodontal disease need individualized treatment planning which includes more frequent professional cleanings by the hygienist and ongoing instruction on a daily home oral hygiene regimen. Some patients need antibiotics or a deep-cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing to remove bacteria growing in deep pockets. Persistent severe cases may require gum surgery and possible bone grafting.