Teething can start anywhere between 3-8 months. Some babies are early and some are late. The average is 6 months, but that is just a guideline. I have seen babies with 1 tooth at 3 months, so ladies you are not alone and rest assured this is NORMAL!
And pp's are correct that it can take a month or more before the first tooth cuts but drooling and elevated temp can go on for a while.
I am a dentist so if anyone has questions, I love answering them since this is as close as I get to teeth until I go back after maternity leave! I obviously love my job a lot!!!
My DD was having the same symptoms and my sister suggested I use the Hylands Teething Tablets...we used them for 2 nights and she slept like a rock and we havent had to use them since. She is still drooling and sucking the hands/arm but doesnt seem to be in any pain anymore.
They are homeopathic so they wont hurt the little one. My sister used them on her son @ 5 weeks (thats how early he started teething and didnt cut a tooth until 11 mo!)
Thats weird! Its all natural stuff so I thought it would be safe...i'll have to look into this now! Thanks for the info/