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How is ingrown toenail surgery done ?

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In brief: In office

In the office, under a local anesthetic, the edge of the nail is removed.
This can be done so that the nail does not grow back if there is a recurrent problem.

In brief: In office

In the office, under a local anesthetic, the edge of the nail is removed.
This can be done so that the nail does not grow back if there is a recurrent problem.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Brandon Macy
When infected, it is a quick, in-office procedure to remove the affected nail border and clean out the infection. For repetitive cases, a similar procedure is performed to permanently remove the nail border. Heals quickly with virtually no disability.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: It depends...

Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary.
Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless.

In brief: It depends...

Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary.
Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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