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Experiencing dental pain

Not registered

If you are experiencing acute dental pain and are not registered with a dentist, you should call the Dental Advice Line on 01592 226555.

This helpline is staffed by members of our NHS Fife Public Dental Service (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm), who can help arrange for you to be seen if necessary.


If you are experiencing acute dental pain during normal working hours and are registered with a dentist, you should call the dental practice that you normally attend by phone. You can find phone numbers for dentists further down this page.

Emergencies occurring outside normal working hours

Outside normal working hours, if you feel that you have an urgent dental need, please call NHS24 on 111 regardless of whether or not you are registered with a dentist.

What is a dental emergency?

  • Abscesses and swellings in and around the mouth
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma – such as a tooth having been knocked out or broken

You can use our Find my nearest database if you know your postcode to find your closest dental surgery or choose one by area from the list below. 

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Self Care

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Community Pharmacy

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Your GP Practice

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Mental Health

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NHS 24 and GP Out of Hours

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Minor Injuries

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Accident and Emergency

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