A podiatrist will give you the best Ingrown Toenail treatments and will remove the ingrown portion of the nail and may prescribe a topical or oral medication to treat the infection. If ingrown nails are a chronic problem, your podiatrist can perform a procedure to permanently prevent ingrown nails. The corner of the nail that ingrown, along with the matrix or root of that piece of nail, is removed by use of a chemical, a laser, or other methods.