The laser is now a well established tool in our armamentarium. There are a number of lasers available to us. I use a Diode Laser which is easy to use, hard to mess up with and brings out my creative abilities. It works best when removing small amounts of gingiva. There is little or no bleeding and post-operative healing is usually uneventful with hardly any discomfort. Restorative work, furthermore, can follow quickly (sometimes in days).