Dental Emergencies

Please note we are not accepting new patients -either NHS or Private – at the moment -for non registered patients the emergency number for the Forth Valley area is 01324614670 during  working hours.Outside working hours phone NHS 24 111.

Emergency dentist services in Stirling

Riverside Dental Practice aims to see registered patients of the practice as soon as is practicable in the event of an emergency.We try to see significant emergencies on the day they arise or certainly within 24 hours.Please phone us first thing in the morning and we will do our best to see you that day.For out of hours emergencies such as  at the weekend or public holidays please phone the practice and listen to the full message which contains the out of hours emergency number.

What constitutes a dental emergency?

At Riverside Dental Practice, our emergency dentists always give priority to genuine dental emergencies. These include, for example:

  • Severe pain, which persists even after taking painkillers
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Injury
  • Broken jaw

Routine problems such as lost fillings, lost crowns, minor toothaches and broken teeth are treated with lesser-priority and will be attended to when practical. You can find out more about our routine dental procedures here.

woman with sore mouth at dentist

Out of hours emergencies: what are the options?

We participate in the Out of Hours Stirling Rota Emergency Service, alongside several other practices in the Stirling area. This service provides access to emergency dental care during evenings, weekends and public holidays. The emergency number can be accessed by phoning the surgery and listening to the message on the answering machine. You will then be contacted promptly by the on-call dentist. This service runs until 11.00pm. For emergencies that arise during the night, please contact A&E Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert for advice on what to do next.

For more information, give us a call

If you need to see the emergency dentist, call our surgery direct on 01786 464 285 and a member of our team will help you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can email for more information about our emergency dental service and how it works.