No.  If you get your ingrown treated in our office, Dr. Gibson can treat the affected area of the nail bed so that ingrowns won't come back.  This is nice because usually ingrown toenails are genetic and so if you get one, you tend to keep getting them your whole life.  Wearing appropriate shoes and clipping your toenails straight across also help prevent ingrown recurrance.

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
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Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute