Thank you for your answer, I will rate 'excellent' shortly : )
I went and survived the dentist with few problems, worked myself into a frenzy for not much work to be done. All the calcus was chipped off my bottom front teeth and I see a better gum line already. With dilligent flossing they said my gums will get stronger. yay.
One follow up question, are home whitening kits recomended for people with gums on mend? Is this something I should avoid?