There are two kinds of extractions for teeth – straightforward extraction as well as surgical removal. The simple extraction procedure is simple procedure that involves the removal of teeth that are visible above the gum line. The procedure is generally performed under local anesthesia and patients can return home that same day. However surgical extraction is a more complicated procedure required for teeth that aren't obvious above the gum line. This procedure might require general anesthesia as well as stitches. Patients may require staying in the hospital for the duration of the procedure.