Phone

(253) 839-5400

Office Address

30321 16th Ave S
Federal Way WA 98003

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs
7:00am - 4:00pm

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    Mimi
    10/10/2019 - Google

    My experience here always pleasant cause painless and He is so patient and gentle.

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    Linda Nash
    8/22/2019 - Google

    Dr. Sheets is a very nice man, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Jessica is a great hygienist. She,... read more

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    Jim Landoe
    8/19/2019 - Google

    Dr. Sheets was recommended by a family member after my former dentist retired. I went to see him yes... read more

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    Emily Jones
    7/25/2019 - Google

    The reason this is a 4 star review is because I do not like being pushed into doing something. Howev... read more

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    Christine Hammer
    7/11/2019 - Google

    Was able to get in for a root canal in one week as a new patient! Dr Sheets kept me appraised as we... read more

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    Julia Walker
    6/26/2019 - Google

    The staff are extremely friendly and efficient at their job. Makes a check up quick and enjoyable!

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    Sue S
    6/12/2019 - Google

    Best dentist I have ever known. I really recommend him.

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    Kirk Kleber
    5/28/2019 - Google

    I have always had god treatment at DDS Sheets

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    Jennifer Mckell
    5/04/2019 - Google

    Dr. Sheets is the best! Over the years I have had two (somewhat difficult) implants placed by him. T... read more

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    Jennifer Mckell
    5/04/2019 - Google

    Dr. Sheets is the best! Over the years I have had two (somewhat difficult) implants placed by him. T... read more

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    Kellie Horrocks Barner
    4/16/2019 - Facebook

    I've been going to Dr. Sheets since I was 14 years old! Now I take my kids to see him. Always gratef... read more

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    Alex Baird
    1/09/2019 - Google

    There are many things that can be said to working with Dr. Sheets and his team. Empathetic, caring,... read more

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    Shannon Brennan
    12/17/2018 - Google

    I get really bad dental anxiety and the staff was really friendly and helpful. I find that in a lot ... read more

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    Gary Scott
    12/17/2018 - Google

    Quick and effective treatments and cleanings. Dr Sheets and staff are warm and personable. I enjoy m... read more

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    Larry Lanier
    12/17/2018 - Google

    Wonderful care. The Dr. saw me during the Thanksgiving weekend due to my emergency. Very friendly, a... read more

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    Ronnelle Bates
    12/17/2018 - Google

    So glad I had recommendations from two friends to see Dr. Sheets after my dentist of many years reti... read more

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    Brandee Grooms
    12/01/2018 - Google

    My family has been receiving great care from Dr. Sheets and his staff for many years. Prior experien... read more

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    David Stromberg
    11/27/2018 - Google

    I've been with Dr. Sheets for about 4-5 years. Him and his staff have been great. In all those years... read more

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    Michael Nuno
    11/17/2018 - Google

    Fantastic Dentist, been seeing Dr. Sheets for many years and never had a complaint. Staff is warm an... read more

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    Robert Myers
    11/17/2018 - Google

    Great Dentist Can’ t say enough good things about the Doctor and his staff, so I recommend you may... read more

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    Joseph Townsend
    11/17/2018 - Google

    From the moment you walk in they are looking to make sure you are comfortable. Every one who works i... read more

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    Dan Sjolseth
    11/17/2018 - Google

    My family has gone to Dr Sheets for almost 20 years and we find him to be an excellent dentist. His ... read more

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    Tara Kaufman
    11/14/2018 - Google

    I absolutely adore this office!!! The office staff is Amazing!! They are are so kind and friendly!! ... read more

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    Shawntay Clegg
    10/10/2018 - Google

    Dr. Sheets is such a great Dentist! My family has been seeing him for over 10 years and I recommend ... read more

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    Karen Lynne K.
    5 star rating
    9/12/2018 - Yelp

    Dr Sheets and his office are great! The hygienists are thorough and pleasant.  I look at my cleaning... read more

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    Jessica L.
    5 star rating
    2/08/2018 - Yelp

    I had an exam, cleaning, and X-rays. Jessica was my hygienist and Dr. Sheets did the exam. They are ... read more

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    Karen Lynne Knaup
    9/21/2017 - Facebook

    Our family has gone here over 15 years, and I can't say enough good things about Dr Sheets and his t... read more

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    James Fergusson
    6/20/2017 - Facebook

    Emergency dental before flying - best Dentist ever

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    Robert Leiter
    3/16/2017 - Facebook

    Excellent service. Outstanding staff. Overall great experience. Tooth extraction was done with littl... read more

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    Alena F.
    5 star rating
    1/11/2017 - Yelp

    My husband and I have been going here for 4 years now and Dr. Sheets and his team are great. They ar... read more

Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

Everyone says that the worst thing that could ever happen is for them to need a root canal. We have heard numerous people say they would rather have a baby than have a root canal. The advantage of the root canal over the baby is that you don't have to feed the root canal for the next 18 years. Haha! And, let's not even talk about all the diaper changing. In reality, most people have never had a bad root canal but it sure is fun to talk about it.
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ttlWhat is a Root Canal Procedure?

Sometimes teeth have large cavities that get to the point where they begin to affect the nerve that is inside of each tooth. When this happens we often experience cold or hot sensitivity, biting pressure sensitivity or pain, swelling in the gum around the tooth, or the tooth merely seems to hurt all the time for no particular reason. When this happens often times the tooth can be treated and saved by simply removing the affected nerve from the tooth. This allows the tooth to remain in the mouth and usually will cause all symptoms to go away. This process is called root canal treatment or also known as endodontics.

Do Root Canals Hurt?

Although root canals have traditionally had a  very negative reputation, in reality, most root canals can be done without the patient experiencing any, or very little pain. This is especially the case when the treatment is caught sooner than later. The key to having your root canal be painless is to try to catch the problem before it becomes very painful. The longer you wait to have your tooth treated the more likely the treatment is to be uncomfortable. This is because more damage to the tooth results in more inflammation to the nerve. Nerves that are inflamed are more difficult to get numb and, therefore, these teeth tend to feel more discomfort during treatment.

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