Retraction of the gingival tissue is a well-known procedure. It is the displacement of the gingiva's margins away from a tooth. A restoration's marginal fit is affected by periodontal variables in terms of quality. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the efficacy of diode lasers as compared to conventional retraction cords. A systematic literature review from 2010 to 2023 was performed using databases such as PubMed, Medline, and ScienceDirect. PRISMA flowchart was used to describe the selection process of searched articles with a total of nine articles included. It was concluded that as long as the operator can afford the expense, diode laser troughing may be advised since it offers enough vertical and lateral tissue displacement with greater patient satisfaction, less discomfort, and less tissue loss as compared to a retraction cord. When used on individuals with healthy, thick gingiva, laser devices for gingival retraction are efficient and secure.