Hello out there can anyone answer this question. I had three stents place exactly one year ago I?I just got the okay from my Cardiologist that I can stop taking the Plavix because i need some dental work done. He recomended 7 days prior to the dental work. Hes of the opinion that until there is conclusive effidance that stoping Plavix after one year is optimum anti clotting treatment for patient's who have had DES placement that patients should stay on plavix as long as they can. My question is 1) Has anyone had any problems with this lenght of time without the protection?