It’s common to try and treat an ingrown toenail at home, but expert care is always a better approach. This is especially true for those with certain conditions, such as:
- Poor circulation
- Nerve damage
- Anyone who notices redness, swelling, pus production, or has extreme pain or a fever
Toenail surgery typically requires local anesthesia, meaning you will be awake during the short surgery but won’t feel any pain. Those who are anxious may request Pro-Nox, a patient-controlled blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide, for further comfort.