Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Dontsova and Dr. Khlevnoy are well known for treating TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) Disorder in Portland, OR. They use a combination of approaches that ensures perfect and consistent treatment results. PDX Smile Design patients are very happy with the outcome of TMJ treatment and feel very grateful as they resume back to normal night sleep and life without jaw pain.

Many people suffer from TMD, the painful symptoms often including 

  • migraine headaches, 
  • neck and shoulder pain, 
  • ear symptoms,
  • limited opening of the mouth, 
  • locking of the jaw 
  • and even poor posture. 

As expert dentists, Dr. Dontsova and Dr. Khlevnoy can confidently assess and treat the symptoms of TMJ at a sub-clinical level, non-surgically. 


Dr. Dontsova and Dr. Khlevnoy are also able to successfully restore a patient’s ‘bite’ to the natural rested position, thereby providing much-needed relief from the pain of living with TMD. Cosmetic Dentistry is much more successful when performed with a neuromuscular procedure that re-aligns the jaw thus protecting any porcelain restorations from breakage. 

Furthermore, we often discover that many TMJ patients also have sleep apnea. When we treat their sleep apnea with an oral appliance, we often eliminate the TMJ symptoms as well as the accompanying snoring.


We offer the best to our patients. The highest standards of work are our must!