“Teething generally starts anywhere between 4 months, but it can be as late as 15 months, and anywhere between those time frames is a normal time for teeth to be erupting,” said Dr. Joel Davidson, a pediatrician with the Locust Pediatric Care Group at Akron Children’s Hospital.
When a child gets started, Dr. Davidson noted that there will be no mistaking the symptoms that accompany the aches and pains in a child’s gums.
“There’s some pretty typical signs associated with the onset of teething,” said Dr. Davidson. “One of the biggest is drooling. Children can be a little fussier than normal, want to kind of chew and suck a little more often than they were previously.”
He was careful to note that fever is not a symptom of teething. Any temperature greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit should be checked by a child’s doctor.
In the following video, Dr. Davidson also discusses several methods to help soothe a child during the teething process, noting that parents should avoid using anything frozen.