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Salt Lake City, Utah Ingrown Toenail Help

If you live anywhere in the Salt Lake City, Utah area and are suffering from an ingrown toenail, we guarantee that your ingrown toenail will never return if we remove it! Stop letting toe pain slow you down from doing what you love. Doctor Goebel is Utah’s expert when it comes to ingrown toenail removal with a location in West Jordan, and Salt Lake City. Discomfort is limited to a local anesthetic injection,  and afterwards there will be no pain experienced during the procedure. We’ll make sure you have a speedy recovery!

We accept most every insurance, including Medicare, and Medicaid. If you don’t have insurance, we’ll work with you on a cash payment.

How do I know I have an ingrown toenail?

If the skin on the side of one of your toenail is red, swollen, draining, or even just causing you to have pain, then it’s a good chance you have an ingrown toenail. Some ingrown toenails are more serious than others, and treatments range from simply having Dr. Goebel trim the nails, to having a permanent nail or nail border removal.

ingrown toenail picture taken in salt lake city, utah  skin growing over toenail

What may have caused me to get an ingrown toenail?

There are many causes of ingrown nails. Some nails are wider than normal, some become curved in the corners and some can be caused by improper nail trimming technique. Sharp corners or small spicules can be left on the sides of the nail causing ingrowth. Wearing shoes that are too tight can also cause an ingrown toenail.

How Long Does it Take to Remove an Ingrown Toenail?

It depends the severity of the problem.  Some can be resolved in a few seconds with the appropriate tools. If an ingrown toenail removal procedure (Matrixectomy) is necessary, most take approximately 20 mins and are done right in Dr. Goebel’s office.

picture of ingrown toenail removal surgery in salt lake city utah

What’s the recovery time after ingrown toenail surgery?

Full recovery is typically 2 weeks, though the majority of discomfort resolves within a few days.  My patients rarely require any time off of work, or school to recover.  Regular shoes can usually be worn almost immediately, though looser shoes may be preferred.  Pain medicine is usually not required, but over the counter medications can be used as needed.  Patients are sent home with post procedure care instructions and follow up visits are scheduled to ensure the quickest recovery.

Should I permanently remove my ingrown toenail?

When a nail border produces persistent pain and ingrowth despite careful trimming, permanent removal is recommended.  The success rate for this procedures is 98%.  In almost all cases, the ingrown toenail is gone forever.

See our Top 5 Ways to Reduce Ingrown Toenail Pain blog for those suffering from ingrown toenails.

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