Nail surgery is the removal of all of the toenail or part of the nail. We will administer a local anesthetic so the procedure will be painless. After the nail is removed, a chemical may be applied to the exposed nail bed to prevent regrowth by destroying the nail cells.
When to seek treatment of an ingrown toenail?
pain if pressure is placed on the toe
inflammation of the skin at the end of the toe
a build-up of fluid in the area surrounding the toe
an overgrowth of skin around the affected toe
white or yellow pus coming from the affected area
An Example Of An Ingrown Toenail
There are two options of nail surgery available:
1. Partial nail avulsion is a very effective and commonly used operation for treating ingrown toenails.
A local anaesthetic is used to numb your toe and the edges of your toenail are cut away. A chemical called phenol is applied to the affected area to prevent the nail growing back and becoming ingrown in the future.
2. Total nail avulsions are similar to partial avulsions, except the entire nail is removed.
After your toenail has been removed, you’ll have an indentation where your nail used to be. However, it's perfectly safe for you not to have a toenail.
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