In most cases, an ingrown toenail is not really that big of a deal. There can be a bit of pain and swelling, but the situation can often be handled from the comfort of your own home. Gently guiding the nail away from growing into the surrounding skin is key, usually involving soaking the foot and the use of dental floss or cotton to provide a small barrier.
However, simplicity in a majority of cases does not mean all ingrown toenails are no big deal. Some can become a lot more troublesome. In these situations, it is highly recommended that you give us a call and leave handling your toe to a professional with the right tools.
Here are some times when it’s worth giving us a call over your ingrown toenail.