When your baby is around 6 months old, you'll probably start to see his first two teeth pushing through his gums. This process, known as teething, is an exciting milestone for parents, but it can also be frustrating if your little one is experiencing teething pain.
A baby's discomfort from teething is caused by the fact that his new teeth are erupting through his tender gum tissue. While you may be somewhat familiar with teething issues, you might still have a tough time determining whether your child is suffering from pain related to teething or from discomfort caused by a different problem. Keep reading to learn how to recognize which of your child's symptoms point to teething pain and which symptoms may be signs of other issues that could require medical attention.