BluePearl Pet Hospital
Arden Hills, MN
Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Emergency and Referral
Please Call Before Arriving
Mon-Fri: 9 am-3 pm
By appointment

Pet dentistry and oral surgery by BluePearl.

Treating the root of the matter – to help your pet live a longer and better life.

We understand that seeing your pet experience unusual symptoms or act out of the ordinary can be stressful – especially if you don’t know what’s wrong. Fortunately, our veterinary dentistry and oral surgery team is made up of experts in diagnosing and treating diseases of the teeth, gums and mouth, and we’re here to help. 

Our commitment is not just to treat illnesses; it’s to enhance the well-being of your pet and be with you every step of the way.

A vet specialist holds a small grey puppy wearing a cone on an exam table.

Conditions we treat.

A BluePearl anesthesiology and pain management vet prepares to fix an anesthetic facemask on a yellow lab while a vet tech helps hold the dog on the exam table.

If your pet has a dental condition, you’ll have an entire dentistry and oral surgery team helping to improve your pet’s quality of life so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Broken teeth
  • Fractured jaw
  • Gum disease
  • Bite misalignment
  • Mouth tumors
  • Mouth pain
  • Inflammation in mouth
  • Tooth resorption (loss of tooth structure from within)
  • Cavities

Services we offer.

Your pet will receive unparalleled medical care during their time at the hospital (and they’ll be spoiled with love and attention, too).

Advanced diagnostics

Your pet can’t tell us what’s wrong, so we use sophisticated diagnostics and imaging tools to uncover the source of the problem.

  • Radiography (x-rays)
  • Blood testing

Treatment plans

Just as no two patients are the same, neither are their treatment plans. Our dentistry and oral surgery team has experience with a range of advanced procedures and minimally invasive care options to get your pet on the path to wellness, including:

  • Oral surgery 
  • Root canal therapy
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Extractions
  • Periodontal disease treatment

Our board certified specialists and surgery team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our dentistry and oral surgery team is made up of veterinarians, vet technicians and assistants, and support staff with rigorous training and experience in specialty medicine. The team works hand in hand to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves. Because we’re a multidisciplinary hospital, the team can consult the expertise of other specialty departments, too.

Haley Carlson


Dentistry & Oral Surgery
On the job

Dr. Haley Carlson is a resident in our dentistry & oral surgery service. She is interested in all aspects of dentistry, from treating periodontal disease to oral tumors and everything in between. Dr. Carlson finds maxillofacial surgeries, for treating congenital abnormalities, traumatic injuries and oral tumors, the most gratifying to perform.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, South Dakota State University, Brookings
Off duty

Dr. Carlson enjoys spending time outdoors, relaxing with family, cheering on her favorite college football and basketball teams and traveling with her husband and their two beagles, Charlie and Rae.

Emily Edstrom

Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry & Oral Surgery
On the job

Dr. Emily Edstrom enjoys all aspects of oral surgery, to include root canals and extractions, but she is particularly interested in treating different forms of oral tumors.

  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • Residency, Dentistry & Oral Surgery, Center for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Internship, Dentistry & Oral Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Off duty

Dr. Edstrom enjoys the Minnesota lakes with her husband. Other favorite activities include rock climbing, camping and traveling. Their Labrador mix enjoys the Minnesota weather.

Donnell Hansen

Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry & Oral Surgery
On the job

Dr. Donnell Hansen frequently speaks on on dentistry and oral health topics for the veterinary community. She has a particular interest in cancer care and repair of traumatic injuries.

  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • Residency, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Internship, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Bachelor of Arts, Luther College, Decorah, IA
Off duty

Dr. Hansen enjoys spending time with her husband, also a veterinarian, her son and daughter, and a brigade of beloved pets.

What to expect.

We want you to be prepared for your pet’s visit to the dentist, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our entire BluePearl team will be with you every step of the way.

Before your visit

  • Make an initial appointment by calling us directly or via referral from your pet’s primary vet. 
  • We’ll get records from your primary or emergency vet before your first visit and collaborate with them to discuss your pet’s history and current condition.

During your visit

  • When possible, we’ll examine your pet with you by their side to make them more comfortable. If additional tests are needed for a diagnosis, we’ll discuss those options with you.
  • You’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions as we go over your pet’s diagnosis together.
  • Before you leave, you’ll receive a detailed treatment plan, discharge instructions and any recommended medications. We’ll schedule a recheck appointment and make sure you’re aware of any symptoms you should watch out for at home.

After your visit

  • Our team will continue to partner with your primary veterinarian as part of the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in their treatment plan. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication, maintaining a specific diet or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.