Urgent Daytime Dental Care

Do you need to see a dentist today? The Urgent Care Clinic is a walk-in clinic, located on MUSC's main campus in downtown Charleston. You do not need an appointment, but we do recommend that you arrive at the beginning of our intake hours.

The Urgent Care Clinic serves both new and established patients. If you are an established patient, please contact your provider first. More information is available on our Current Patients page.

Walk-In Intake Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The Urgent Care Clinic sees patients on a first come, first served basis each weekday. This clinic is walk-in only. We do not offer appointments.

We recommend arriving at the beginning of our intake hours. If you arrive after 10:30 a.m., you will be asked to return for the afternoon session. If you arrive after 2:30 p.m., you will be asked to return the next business day.

What is Urgent Dental Care?

MUSC's Urgent Dental Care Clinic is specially equipped to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of non-life-threatening oral conditions and injuries. 

If you are experiencing severe pain, swelling, or any life-threatening situations, please call 911 or go to the nearest medical emergency room.

Urgent dental needs can include:

  • Toothache or tooth pain
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions
  • Infected or distressed teeth or gums
  • Broken, chipped, or missing teeth
  • Pain from crowns
  • Pain from fillings
  • Loose or painful dental implants or bridges
  • Sensitivity to cold or heat

Rendering of urgent care in no way obligates the College of Dental Medicine to assume responsibility for further treatment. If additional care is indicated following urgent treatment, patients must follow the usual screening procedures to quality for comprehensive care.

Affordable Urgent Dental Care

Many of our patients choose MUSC dental care because they are looking for a more affordable, high-quality oral health care option.

The fee for an Urgent Care visit is $70. This fee covers your exam and all x-rays needed. If any additional services are required, for example, extraction or root canal, there will be additional fees.


For information about insurance accepted and Care Credit – which offers interest-free payment plans to qualified applicants – please visit the Insurance and Payments page.

After-Hours Urgent Care

After-hours urgent care is available for established patients. Please call 843-792-2123.