How does it feel to have a full smile?

Family dentist Richard Marksham is having a full and happy smile after having a minor surgery last year.

The 45-year-old, who lives in Melbourne’s west, said he was lucky to be alive when the operation was performed.

“It was a major surgery and it was a really major operation,” Mr Marksham said.

“The first thing I thought was I’m going to be a bit tired but I was lucky.”

I went home in the afternoon and I was sitting on my front porch watching the sun go down.

“A couple of weeks later I was at my family home and I saw that my son was in his early 20s.”

He had a big grin on his face.

“As soon as he got up and walked down the stairs he said ‘thank you’.”

I just laughed and said ‘what do you mean you’ve got a smile?'””

I think he really appreciated it.

“So he said to me ‘I’ve got to have the smile’.”

The family dentist said he thought he was in a bad place.

“They were telling me that the operation would cause pain and damage, so I said ‘yes, you’ll be alright’.”

They took out a little plastic bag and it came out and it looked like a smiley face, so it was great.

“Mr Marksham has had a full operation and said he felt well for the first time since his operation.”

There’s a little bit of scarring and some bruising, but I’ve got no problem with it.””

I can’t believe that I’m a full smiling smile.”

There’s a little bit of scarring and some bruising, but I’ve got no problem with it.

“The family dental team also had to remove a few scar tissue that had formed on the cheekbone, which was a little hard to do.

He said he had to have it put back together after about six weeks.”

We’re just glad that everything went well,” he told FourFourtwo.

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