The most common symptoms of teething are swollen gums, drooling and crankiness. Symptoms shouldn’t last for more than three to five days, but it can feel much longer. By and large, symptoms are not a chronic thing. They come and go, and the job of the parent is to comfort the child using teething rings, cold teething rings, and vibrating teething rings. For more sever symptoms see your pediatrician as it may be something other than teething.