Avoid cigarettes, cigars, and any other tobacco products for as long as you can after the extraction. The hormone of estrogen in birth control can affect the ability of the blood to clot- so birth control can be a factor. Also, check with your dentist about other medications you are taking that can interfere with normal blood clotting. Avoid drinking through a straw and spitting for the first few days. Rinse gently.
Dr. James L. Johnson