Almost a year ago, we took in a stray kitty who had taken up residence under our neighbor's shed.
Turns out he had stomatitis, so we had to have all of his teeth extracted. This was done by a veterinary dental specialist who took x-rays prior and after to make sure nothing was left behind in the sockets.
He healed up beautifully and there is no evidence of inflammation in his mouth. He has gained lots of weight and is a food hog.
But, he still has intermittent swollen glands, shakes his head, and occasionally yelps when yawning. All of this was originally attributed to the stomatitis and ear mites.
He has had 3 blood tests (prior to neutering, a second several weeks later to double-check, and one prior to tooth extaction) to check for diseases (FIV, FelLeuk, etc.) and thankfully, all came back fine. His ear mites were treated and there is no evidence of them.
His most recent exam was fine, the vet thoroughly checked his ears and there was no evidence of mites or infections, and no infections visible in mouth/throat.
But yet, his glands swell up intermittently and he still shakes his head, scratches at his ears, and seems to have occasional pain when yawning.
What could be going on? I'd be grateful for any ideas or suggestions from those who have encountered something similar.