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Lasers have a huge role in periodontics and its application includes calculus removal (Er: YAG, Er, Cr: YSGG lasers); soft tissue excision, incision and ablation; decontamination of root and implant surfaces; biostimulation; bacterial reduction; and osseous surgery. Lasers have provided us with a potential alternative to simultaneously remove the diseased soft tissues, target the micro‑organisms as well as stimulate wound healing. This papers reviews about the use of lasers in dental practice and periodontics, its advantages and disadvantages and the hazards involved in using lasers. This is an exciting field with many promising possibilities to be investigated and represents an area that may ultimately prove to be rich with utility in the context of Periodontics.