Known for his raucous ways and promoting a brand of butter, Johnny Rotten has lived up to his name in more ways than. John Lydon originally had bad teeth at the height of the Sex Pistols, but now surgery has seen his singing ways changing and even his own voice as well.
What’s happened to the former rock and roller?
Lydon has recently suffered from several dental ailments, which have included a double swollen abscess and gum disease, and which has left him needing surgery. As a direct result of this surgery, Lydon now has a speech impediment and it is no laughing matter.
“I’m not a vegetarian. I’m smart enough to realise I’ve got two sets of teeth in my mouth and I want to use both. Actually I have very few real teeth left. That’s something my parents didn’t pass on to me. They passed many good things on, but dental health wasn’t one of them” said Lydon who attributed his dental problems to his upbringing which did not focus at all on him leading a good level of oral health.
Fifty five years young, but with his teeth showing the signs of someone much older, Lydon has had to have a number of injections and surgical operations in order for his teeth to be corrected. And this was when the speech impediment became evident. “I have to keep having them done and they keep getting infections. I’m just recovering from a double abscess. I’ve had eight stitches in the front of my mouth so my top lip is sewn over the top gum so I’m talking a little strange. Every time I laugh the stitches pull” said Lydon.
It needn’t be this bad for you
By arranging to see a highly qualified dentist sooner rather than later here at the City of London Dentists will allow for you to meet one of our highly qualified professional so that any potential or future dental problems can be identified. Contacting us on 020 7247 8057 will enable you to make that first step on having a great level of oral health.