Sometimes a minor surgical procedure, often performed in the office, will ease the pain and remove the offending nail. After applying a local anesthetic, the podiatrist removes part of the ingrown nail’s side border. Some nails may become ingrown again, requiring removal of the nail root.
Podiatrist will perform ingrown nail removal procedure, a light bandage will be applied. Most people experience very little pain after surgery and may resume normal activity the next day. If your surgeon has prescribed an oral antibiotic, be sure to take all the medication, even if your symptoms have improved.
If you have an ingrown nail it can be temporarily removed under local anesthesia in the office. It is a 10 minute procedure where we numb your toe up with a needle and some Lidocaine. The ingrown nail is freed from the surrounding skin, cut and removed. Healing time is about 5 days with a dry band aid daily.
Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM
Ahmad Farah, DPM