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Recent tooth abscess

I am a 24 yr old female and recently had a tooth abscess that I took care of with 2 different antibiotics (Clyndmiacin and cephelexin).  I went to the ER and got the abscess lanced to relieve some of the pressure.  I went to my dentist and received a partial root canal.  I am feeling no pain in my mouth and the swelling is all gone.  Now I'm not sure if the infection is in my heart.  I don't know what the symptoms are, but I am feeling soreness in my left arm, and every now and then I feel pain in my shoulder.  I am a smoker so I don't know if the pain is from smoking or from an infection I may have received from the tooth abscess.  My question is, what are the symptoms of an infection in the heart?  My other question is, is it possible that after taking 2 antibiotics would an infection have a chance of making it to my heart?      
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Infection of the heart valves is called endocarditis and the symptoms are extremely variable-- often people have fever and don't have any other reason to have it. I would suggest seeing your physician as soon as possible to have this more fully evaluated.
Even after taking the antibiotics you could still have endocarditis-- it takes many weeks of therapy to clear valve infections and sometimes surgery if the lesions are big enough.
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